Hotel Century 21 Hiroshima
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... dome. There was some local opposition to keeping the dome but it has stood here since being damaged by the terrible bomb that exploded directly above this site on the 6th August, 1945. They are safeguarding the structure of the dome so it has scaffolding but it is still an evocative symbol especially when you think that the copper dome melted in the heat wave. The memorial site is on an island in the river and consists of various statuary representing the victims ...
... so but days of being on our feet 12 - 14 hours at a time and very little sleep, had started to take their toll, so we agreed to spend some time at the cable car top, grab some lunch and then head back down the mountain.
There was a small cafe at the top of the cable car route, with a fantastic view of the bay and since it was after 1pm, we decided to stop there for lunch.
I had heard of vending machine menus before, but this cafe was ...
... with them all day. After finding somewhere to put our bags at Mihara station we would then take to another train on a different line, taking us to a ferry port to get to Okunoshima.
Okunoshima was a must visit destination for David; it was the one place he made sure was on our itinerary for the trip. The island was famous for the overwhelming number of tame bunny rabbits that inhabited the island while also being host to a poison gas factory in world ...
... Never taking things for granted, helping others out and submitting themselves to a way of no violence. Lives were lost, people living in pain; is this what we want? Their skin was so melted and burnt it hung down touching their legs. They looked like zombies. They came in contact with the bomb and now their whole family line is going to have mutations and disablities. Or, they might not survive another day. Radiation can kill. Just like bombs can
... and that the city of Hiroshima encourages everyone to do so. There were lots of cases of leukaemia in children (the onset was faster the younger you were) years after the bombing, and there is a story about a girl called Sadako who became ill and started folding 1,000 origami paper cranes with the wish that she would become well again. She folded over 1,000 but she unfortunately passed away. However, the paper crane has become a symbol of peace and ...