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eggs and toast for breakfast then heading into town about noon each day
on Bus 29.
Mornings in the kitchen we have met a young couple
from London, a French woman travelling with an Indian man, a young
Japanese couple, all for some reason waking late! We are on the
outskirts of this large city and all appreciate the quiet peacefulness
of this place.
This is a holiday week, Golden Week, and this ...
... It is impossible to imagine that day or the aftermath, but what has been built since is a vibrant, modern city with very welcoming people. After dinner in a pleasant European influenced place near the hostel I enjoyed some drinking games and a few beers with a Yorkshireman, with some fairly strong opinions which I don't think improved our reputation with the league of nations around, and the afternoon briefly became ...
... be rebuilt as a result. It looked as if it came close to burning down in a fire but I do not believe this to be the case. It gave the castle a rustic weathered look.
The castle was 5 stories tall and had been converted into a museum. The second and third levels of the museum showcased both Hiroshima and the castles history as a hirajiro (flat lands castle). The castle was built with great foresight; the nearby river system was cleverly used as natural ...
... ceremony that was held in the morning, There were walls of flowers surrounding the cenotaph that had been set up, and a very large line of people waiting to stand in front of the cenotaph and make a prayer, or pass on their respects to the dead. We enter the museum, and make our way through dioramas and videos showing the scale of the destruction. They explained why Hiroshima was selected as one of the two targets, being it's location as a strategic port town, and it being ...
... customers change cars from a small 4-6 person car to a large 20+ person car) it began to snow. Only very lightly, and to be honest it killed visibility, but it was a pretty special site nevertheless.
Switching cable cars, we got packed into the "large" car with many, many other people. Most of them American. But thankfully it was a short trip, and we soon got out to be greeted with a decent snowfall at the top cable ...