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December 10, 2011

Photo of the Week: The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan

The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

Starting today, I’ll be uploading travel photos from around the world and asking a travel-related question as part of ‘Photo Friday’. Hopefully these photos and questions will inspire you to travel and think about the places you’ve already been.

Today we are starting with a photo of the A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan. The dome was the closest building to ground zero of the first atomic bomb to survive. Originally the Hiromshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, the dome has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The A-Bomb Dome is located in the Hiroshima Peace Park which also includes a fantastic, though rather depressing, museum dedicated to teaching visitors about the attack and its aftermath.

In the picture below, you can see the A-Bomb dome with the modern city of Hiroshima in the background. The dome has only had minor restoration work done on it since the bomb was dropped, allowing you to get a real feel for what it looked like 65 years ago.

Photo Friday Question:What is the most moving site you have seen during your travels?

The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

One Comment

  1. Katlyn Tokay

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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