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... in Victoria! We were very impressed, bought a CD, and got it autographed by the artist.
The following morning we woke to another sunny day. We headed off early and rode our bikes to the station to catch the train bound for Nagasaki. As you may recall, Nagasaki was the second city to be decimated by an atomic bomb, a city the size of Victoria. The men were off to war so the vast majority of the 150,000 killed were children, women and seniors. We did tour the ...
... Kokura, was abandoned because of smoke cover and Nagasaki was hit instead. They said that the wind generated by the bomb initially travelled 170 meters/second for the first km out. The blast wave reached 3.7 km by 10 seconds after the blast. The museum does an excellent job of portraying the damage done to both people and objects. Most everyone there was very quiet and reverent while going through the exhibits.
From there we went to the Suwa Shrine, or as ...
... streets. I didn't get lost so got good marks on my tour guiding for the day.
Walking back streets on our own in more us, than seeing the main sights as that's where you get a feel for the place. It seemed every few metres Rachelle would be diving into another little shop, not to buy anything but just to nose around. I didn't mind at all, in fact I bought a new hat! Guys don't really browse, we shop. Girls seem to like just looking. I just liked ...
... 1945, it was hit by an atomic bomb sent by the U.S. which helped to end World War II. It was the second time in which the atomic bomb had been used against people. The first was Hiroshima. We went to the museum, which is nicely set up at ground zero. It was quite an experience to actually be in the spot where the bomb was most destructive. The museum was an emotional and learning experience as well. We saw before and after ...
... and many of them, terraced hillsides, with perfect ,manicured ,bushes
of green tea, and vegetable gardens with crops the same as we have ,potatoes,
in flower, broad beans and onions which looked ready to harvest. Every space is
used of course. Along the coast at first ,then inland to the town of the
Firstly we walked up the narrow streets to visit a typical
home, built in the 1800’s, with the matting to sleep on ,on ...