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... the use of nukes, but the dome is a humbling site. I've been in historical places before, usefully where some battle was or where someone lived.This is different. The one-sidedness of it. The violence. The immediacy. The message to the world of a tired nation. Many people think the acts of the Nazis is as close pure evil as some will see. I think the hypocenter of the blast had to be the closest to Hell the has seen.
I am feeling a bit better today. I had a big sleep in and did not leave my room until 10am. I found a cafe and had breakfast and a coffee. My hotel is about a 2 minute walk from the A Bomb Dome so I made my way over there for a visit while it was light out. Just as profound in the light. I crossed over the river on the Aioi Bridge that was the intended target of the bomb and entered in to the Memorial Park from that end. I made my way to the Atomic Bomb ...
... they held 'till the 6th inning. The game slipped away from the Carp and the Tigers used a 3 run in 6th inning and a further three singles to fillet the Carp 6 to 1. Huge fun, with beer girls poring beer out of backpacks, a dragonish Carp mascot firing t-shirts into the crowd. A very strange 7th inning stretch activity involving balloons (see video) and a potential comeback snuffed out in the bottom of the 9th. Go Carp (strange thing for a trout fisherman to ...
We have realised that travelling around checkout time (usual 10am-11am) means the trains are a lot quieter and we don't have to wait to check in at our hotel the other end. So once we checked out at 11am we jumped into a taxi back to the train station. This train journey was not as simple as the others. We were getting on one bullet train to Shin-Osaka station where we will change for another bullet train the rest of the way.
The train to Osaka left every half ...
... plus Steve and his Son Owen and any other travelling fans at Molly Malones Irish Pub in downtown Hiroshima at 4 pm for pre game drinks. I had contacted the owner Mark some months ago and he kindly offered to open an hour earlier so we could have a few beers before we needed to leave for the stadium. We all swapped stories of our experiences in Japan all of us having made a few trips now. They are all of the same opinion as us in that they really ...
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