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... National Peace Memorial and Peace Park. It is up on a hill with pretty gardens going up with the stairs. At the top is a fountain (made to look like wings when it is on) and beyond that is a large statue and memorial. The site of the Peace Park was a prison that was leveled by the atomic bomb. It was only about 100 meters away from where the bomb was dropped. The walls around the prison were about 4 meters high, 0.25 meters thick, and made of concrete reinforced ...
... a nearby prison with reinforced walls was smashed like a sandcastle killing the lot inside. 73000 + were killed and 2/3 of the city brought to rubble. I couldn't read on further as the mind struggles to comtempate it.
The next stop is the war museum, we went in but despite Rachelle saying we might as well go in I just couldn't face what I knew would be horrific images, I've seen enough war museums to know they can bring on nightmares. The walk ...
... items from the event, and - what was most moving was to see - the effects of the atomic bomb on the people. It was heart breaking to to see the pictures. Did you know that people suffered years after this? Glass was being removed from a woman 10 years later and several cancers did not manifest till 10-15 years later. Second and third generations of the atomic bomb where affected. They may not have been present, but ...
... I won’t
forget our first day in Japan… Tomoko even made the little paper cranes, and
gave to everyone, and sang us a song before we completed our day…She was 56 and
looked so much younger..
Sam had a shorter ,but excellent tour of the Shipyard and
museum, learning so much about the whole process of what happens , a huge
operation, from tankers to research ships ,to destroyers, to huge passenger
liners ,and much ...
... and enjoyed looking at all the giftshops which had some pretty cool stuff. It was pouring again so we decided to stay around the hostel for the evening. Day 126 So yesterday I had washed pretty much all of my clothes and put them out to dry on the balcony adjoining my dorm. Last night it poured and the direction of the rain blew on my clothes and they were all soaking. Then the dryer in the hostel didn't work so all I had to wear was a thin dress and my towel/scarf. Thankfully it ...