A-Bomb Dome and the night life
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November 26th, 2009 – by: Vinceng
In the morning, we visited the A-bomb Dome Park, which is close to the hypocenter (aka Ground Zero) of the atomic bomb blast. Honestly, the A-bomb dome is quite the haunting place where you are forced to stop and look at one of the most bleak and violent times in recent human history. As a stark contrast to the building itself, the Peace Park and museums are quite modern and clean, representing (to me at least) a new start and the new hope for the current and future generations.
We talked with a "survivor" of the blast as part of our tour in the morning. I used quotations there, as he was in the womb at the time of the blast. It was still a great way to hear of second hand and uncensored accounts of what the Japanese felt during that time.
After the A-bomb Dome, we packed up and headed to Hemiji to check out the Hemiji Castle. And ANCIENT and beautiful castle, we stayed briefly before heading to Kyoto.
I just realized I'm quite a few days behind here, so I'll keep this post short and upload some photos instead.
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