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... for the second atomic bomb was near this city, but because of thick clouds on this particular day, the planes turned then to Nagasaki, the second best target!
The next morning was rainy, as predicted, I could handle that, because for the later afternoon a better change was on offer. As this was the case, that night was spend for once again in the tent.
I choose to set it up beside a river, underneath a bridge, ...
... peace statue. The bomb killed 70,000 of Nagasaki's 250,000 population at the time and injured about another 70,000 so it's impact on the city was huge. Like Hiroshima the city suitably remembers those killed or injured in the event in order to promote peace and an abandonment of nuclear warfare. After visiting the peace park I headed back to the centre of Nagasaki, and moved towards the cities other interesting historical hub. ...
... Facing the statue is a large reflecting pool with the fountain resembling the wings of a dove further symbolizing the desire for peace. Many school children were singing praying and taking class photos in front of the statute.
The highlight of this park for us was an encounter with a survivor. This man was 14 when the bomb dropped and he keeps vigil daily by one of the statues. He brings flowers and says prayers for ...
... this very modern terminal building, Barbara entered nirvana! Spread out before her were over a dozen venders selling just what she had been searching for from day one. She immediately entered into negotiations with and older Japanese lady (see picture) who was selling “used” Kimonos and Obes (sp). For the next two hours or so I just sat and watched the “feeding frenzy” J
When we left the terminal (finally after two trips ...
... damage. Reconstruction took many years after the city was left a wasteland. Everyone we met was very polite and well-mannered, though reserved, and seemed to hold no animosity towards American visitors.
Every two blocks all over Japan we saw 7-Eleven stores…the Japanese find them very ...