Genbaku Dome Rest of Japan Add comments Feb 232012 You may also be interested in:OtoriiOtorii and your opinionHiroshima Peace Memorial ParkThis week-end... 5 Responses to “Genbaku Dome” Japan Australia says: February 23, 2012 at 3:08 pm Great picture David that doesn’t need any words! It was a haunting experience for me to visit this place, which includes the Peace Memorial Park, Peace Memorial Museum, and Genbaku Dome. John Japan Australia recently posted..McDonald’s Japan Big America Burgers Broadway Burger Reply David says: February 23, 2012 at 11:48 pm Thanks. Yes, haunting experience it is, indeed. I need to write about it here one day (understand: I wrote about it in my French blog two years ago, I need to find the time to translate it). Reply Steph says: February 23, 2012 at 8:31 pm What is or was this, David? Steph recently posted..Mademoiselles and Bells Reply David says: February 23, 2012 at 11:54 pm It is also called the A Bomb Dome. It is a building in Hiroshima that was located almost under the hypocenter of the bomb, and one of the few that were still standing after the explosion (being made of steeled concrete). While the other buildings were razed when it was time to rebuild the city, this one was kept as is, and will always remain this way as long as possible, so that the bomb and those who died are never forgotten. Here is the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_Peace_Memorial And it’s UNESCO page: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/775 Reply GaijinDa says: March 8, 2012 at 1:05 am Awesome shot ! I’ve got to get there this summer before the end of my 1-year secondment in Tokyo. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name (required) E-mail (required) Blog or Site Your Comment You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong> Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.