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... for the second atomic bomb was near this city, but because of thick clouds on this particular day, the planes turned then to Nagasaki, the second best target!
The next morning was rainy, as predicted, I could handle that, because for the later afternoon a better change was on offer. As this was the case, that night was spend for once again in the tent.
I choose to set it up beside a river, underneath a bridge, ...
... mainly British) population of Nagasaki which developed as trade from the west was reintroduced in the late 19th century. There were absolutely brilliant views over Nagasaki which looks fantastic with buildings spread up both hillsides either side of the Nakashima river. Thomas Glover who the park is names after, was a particularly interesting character as it turns out he introduced the first steam train in Japan, the first ...
... In a secret agreement to not try to convert the people, the Shogun banned trade with Portugal and allowed the Dutch and Chinese. The missionaries were banished. During the Edo period the Dutch traders were the only window to the West.
We knew today would be a sobering day and it was. We visited the Atomic bomb museum. The Museum opened in 1996 as part of the 50th anniversary projects remembering the bombing. ...
... he related as to how he had always wanted to visit "ground zero" because of what took place there meant that his family in Indonesia could start rebuilding their lives. It was an emotional journey for him, and it showed is his face and in the telling.
I woke at 2 AM this morning with my head spinning full of what I wanted to write about in this posting, yet wondering if I could succeed. Forgive me if I have not.
As we left the ship ...
... because a hydrogen bomb (nicknamed "Fatman") was dropped on this city at 11:02 a.m. on August 9, 1945, killing some 74,000 and injuring another 75,000. The total population of the city at that time was 240,000.
We were very fortunate to have a survivor of the bomb as our guide. What a wonderful gentleman—a very ...