Hiroshima Garden Palace
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... we took taxis to the hotel. It was so awkward but I slept for about 2 minutes. The doors shut automatically and it was so cool! When we got to the hotel, we couldn't check in yet so we went and took a mini tour of the town. We walked around and got to know the area. Then, we went to the museum of the bombing. It was so sad. There was a model of the buildings that were dented and a model of people exposed to the burns and their skin ...
... and today I claimed the same honor in Hiroshima. Yes I know it's stupid.
With the impending rain, there was very few people at the peace park, which made photographic duties very simple. We traversed the park from the museum on the southern side, past the eternal flame, and onwards toward the a-bomb dome. As we reached the bank oppose the a-bomb dome, the rain began to fall. Not enough to make you wet, but enough so that when the ...
... Without the war started by Germans, this very likely would never have happened. Than again I have to remember that Hitler was Austrian which made it even more difficult to endure those LOUD Austrians at the hostel. Wow, and here I thought Americans (sorry my American friends, but I think you know very well what I am talking about...) think they own the world. One learns something new every day ;-) Although I have been to Hiroshima ...
... for the victim's souls fly skyward.
In the park is a large grass-covered mound. It is the burial site for 100,000 Japanese who died that day. Schoolchildren from around the world send brightly covered origami birds to be placed here. They are tied to the trees covering the mound. The Japanese Army mobilized schoolchildren after the blast to collect the bodies for burial. There were not enough adults alive to do the job.
Just outside the park ...
... place where two ladies focused and working with amazing synchronization were serving new customers. They invited us to bar with gesture as English was very limited. I took Okonomiyaki Delux (with frutti di mare) and Mr.R took double classic. Rest on the pictures. I can just say amazing taste and flavor mixed with outstanding atmosphere of whole place. We attach photo of map to help you find right spot with Okonomiyaki. Cheers Rainer & ...
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