Here are photos from a September 2017 cruise stop in Hiroshima, Japan. Hiroshima was the city where an Atomic Bomb was dropped on August 6, 1945, the first of two bombs dropped in Japan in an effort to bring about the end of World War II. More information about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki can be found here on Wikipedia.

What is now called the A-Bomb Dome is the skeletal remains of the former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall (Tourism Center). The bomb exploded at 8:15 in the morning about 500 feet away and 2,000 feet above the building. Because of the bomb’s almost-directly overhead explosion, the building’s structure remained considerably intact, although all the occupants were killed immediately.

Stuart Gustafson personally took each photograph displayed, and the copyrighted images are owned by him. If you click on a thumbnail image, you will see a larger and more complete picture that opens in a separate window.

General Pictures

Cruise Terminal

Motoyasu-gawa River

Motoyasu-gawa River

Tram Stop

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Directional Sign

A-Bomb Dome

Another Angle

Near the Dome

Across the River

Some of the Story

Children’s Monument

Children’s Monument

Peace Bell

Peace Bell

Nuclear Symbol

Date of Bomb

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Peace Clock

Peace Clock

Peace Clock Sign

Memorial Mound

Memorial Mound Sign

Prayer for Peace

Prayer for Peace

Statue Sign

Cenotaph for Victims

Pond of Peace

Flame of Peace

Peace Memorial Hall

Peace Memorial Hall

Clock Above Hall

Clock Set to 8:15

Hall of Remembrance

Sobering Photos

Peaceful Exit Waterfall

View my YouTube video of the waterfall at the exit of the Memorial Hall — it’s very short.


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