Hotel Provence 21
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... We saw the skin and nails of a boy whose mother pulled them from his flesh as they were falling off so that his father could see them. We saw the uniforms of school children, bloody, battered and torn. We saw lunch boxes still intact with the lunch burned to ashes inside. We saw pictures of the deformities caused by the radiation, babies born with one eye, nails that were inches long on two fingers while the rest were normal, teeth that ...
... city's tragic past, it certainly evokes an emotional response.
Approximately 140,000 people were killed by the end of 1945, with roughly half of those deaths occuring on the day of the bombing. 15-20% died from injuries or the combined effects of flash burns, trauma and radiation burns, compounded by illness, malnutrition and radiation sickness.
We visited the Memorial Cenotaph, which is located at the center of the Peace Memorial Park. This concrete ...
- 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 ...
Today there are people bringing flowers to the memorial. Many groups of school children are on tour of the Park today as well as Japanese groups with Japanese guides. I cannot understand what the guides are telling their groups. It would be interesting to hear the Japanese version of this part of history.
The Peace Memorial Museum
After the Cenotaph, I walked to the Peace Memorial Museum. . . . . . . . .to be continued.
... and it has since been reinforced so it will never fall....pretty amazing place. The peace park is a massive park in central Hiroshima between 2 rivers. It was densely populated with homes and shops before the bomb but is now just a beautiful park with museums and monuments. After the bomb was dropped scientist figured that it would be 75 years before anything would grow in this area but within a few months plants started to sprout up....this was a great sign of hope for the people ...