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Further south on Kyushu island lies the Gem of Nagasaki. A city, charming down the back streets, ripe with festivities, but crushes the heart with its history. Port-o-call for many before me, I lay my tracks here and enjoy the seaside breezes. Lucky me, my visit coincides with Nagasaki's lantern festival and all is ...
... in case of rain this would protect a bit. Realised to late, that railway bridges can be extremely loud, until midnight nearly every five minutes a bomb seemed to burst above me, anyway, at least there was no hotel bill for it.
Since Monday, I am now in Nagasaki, over land, with a ferry and finally over many hills to climb, I reached this city, which I can explore for one more day, before turning down south towards ...
... 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. ...
... and advancement could annihilate whole cities and countries. At the museum they also had a section on the paper crane story. I had read about this in primary school which is based on the true story of Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing, Sadako was 3 years old when the explosion occurred, about one mile from Ground Zero. In November 1954, when Sadako was 12 she developed swellings on her neck and behind ...
... One of the tragedies of any war is the innocent children and, of course, there were many. An atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki at 11:02 AM on August 9, 1945. Most of Nagasaki was destroyed and a tremendous number of lives were lost. The museum honors Dr. Nagai, who worked to end the survivors suffering and who became a local hero. Nagasaki's population has focused not on the past but on a desire for world peace and the final exhibit is ...
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