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I have not written a new entry, since I left this nice people, which is a while ago.
That does not mean my journey is over yet, presently I am crisis crossing Japan, it's only my blog writing which just took a bit of a " ...
... 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 ...
... Facing the statue is a large reflecting pool with the fountain resembling the wings of a dove further symbolizing the desire for peace. Many school children were singing praying and taking class photos in front of the statute.
The highlight of this park for us was an encounter with a survivor. This man was 14 when the bomb dropped and he keeps vigil daily by one of the statues. He brings flowers and says prayers for ...
... to ships staff and “came home”. Meanwhile Barbara went back to the terminal shops to “surrender” her remaining yen.
During our sail away, those passengers lining the promenade deck rail were treated to a rousing performance presented by a local high school band – sadly we missed this as dinner was being served at the same time.
Farewell Japan, thanks for the wonderful memories.
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... 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 ...