Hiroshima Garden Palace
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Travel Blogs from Hiroshima
- Daniel left me to my own devices as he'd visited here with his exchange
- Straight to the Peace Memorial Museum.
- Then to the Art Gallery (amazing collection of masterpieces)
- next was Hiroshima Castle.
- back into town for some ...
... although he seemed to have a lot of anger which was understandable. He has an interesting blog at:-
We then walked past the memorial and in to the museum. Geoff was fascinated and wanted to spend more time there. It was quite confronting but very interesting.
After that, ...
... shelter for orphaned children.
Next we walk to the cenotaph for the A-bomb victims and if you look through it you can see the flame of peace and the A-bomb dome in the distance, as they are all in a straight line. The flame will stay lit until all the atomic weapons in the world are destroyed.
We move onto the Children's Peace monument, which has children on it and a crane bird on the top of it. This monument is extremely sad as a little girl ...
... center is a fountain symbolizing a watch, hands fixed at 8:15. It's tranquil and sombre and you can do nothing by appreciate your own feelings in that very moment, I think.
Outside is the Atomic Bomb Dome, the only building left standing so close to the epicentre of the bombing. The city has preserved the structure in its state of ruin as a reminder of what once was, and it's eerily beautiful in ...
... here was used to light the flame in the Peace Park in Hiroshima.
By the time we’d got back down to the village again we were both worn out and even though we’d still other temples to see we decided to call it a day ,bought a Momiji Manju each in a local shop and went and caught the ferry back. The Momiji Manju are a local delicacy and a lot of the shops made them behind the counter on wonderfully archaic machines - they ...