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A poignant memory of a visit to this World Heritage site, the Genbaku Dome, in Japan......
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) is the only structure left standing near the hypocenter of the first atomic bomb which exploded on 6 August 1945, and it remains in the condition right after the explosion. Through the efforts of many people, including those of the city of Hiroshima, this ruin has been preserved in the same state as immediately after the bombing. Not only is it a stark and powerful symbol of the most destructive force ever created by humankind, it also expresses the hope for world peace and the ultimate elimination of all nuclear weapons. The inscribed property covers 0.40 ha in the urban centre of Hiroshima and consists of the surviving Genbaku Dome (“Genbaku” means atomic bomb in Japanese) within the ruins of the building. The 42.7 ha buffer zone that surrounds the property includes the Peace Memorial Park.
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Nov 25 2014 19:12 GMT Papagena
An impressive structure as reminder of this horrible day...... At least it has some lovely flowers Barbara !!
Nov 25 2014 20:19 GMT MargNZ
Thank you for sharing this Barbara ... it stands as a reminder to the world .
Nov 25 2014 22:35 GMT gtc126
Barbara, Marvelous Memory of a Tribute to Hiroshima!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nov 26 2014 04:58 GMT hallo
No comments :(
Nov 26 2014 13:33 GMT Lalbabu
I am of the same opinion as hallo.
Nov 26 2014 17:33 GMT superJoan
You are so lucky to have been to Japan, it is on our bucket list, but is so expensive I really can't see us getting there.But this is a wonderful tribute to peace
Nov 26 2014 22:24 GMT saffi9
got to agree with marg ,barbara ,it must be a great place to visit
Nov 27 2014 03:19 GMT T1MELESS PRO
A great find and a tribute that will stand as a reminder to the world !!!!
8 hours ago abojovna PRO
I agree with Margaret, thank you Barbara for sharing!

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