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The A-bomb Dome

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 16 November 2006 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

One of the few buildings subjected to the atomic bombing still standing in Hiroshima. It is rather eerie to think about what happened here in 1945.

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Daniel from United States

Wow. Stark & Sad!

16 Nov 2006 3:33pm

Duncan Galbraith from kyoto, Japan

yes its a very haunting image. Finely portrayed.

16 Nov 2006 3:44pm

Cyrille from PARIS, France

I read about this building some time ago this year. It's really a nice capture, gives me shiver.

16 Nov 2006 4:05pm

AliG from Ottawa, Japan

Not true though about the only building still standing - there several one of which is a bank on... can't remember the street name. Lived in Hiroshima 14 years ago. Also a hospital which still has twisted metal bars from the bombing.

17 Nov 2006 2:17am

@AliG: You are correct. I found a walking map that mentions the bank. I must now go see it. The Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital has a small section of its old building preserved that shows the window frames twisted by the blast. I have seen that.

Diana from Olympia, United States

It depicts stormy and bleak, but strength too.

17 Nov 2006 3:43am

Len Lee from Junction City, United States

Steve it looks almost like it did when I was there in 52. Only then there was more evidence of the bomb.

19 Nov 2006 6:55pm

@Len Lee: The building has had to be braced, along with other preservation measures, to keep it standing.

Csong from Tempe, United States

wow..very historical place.

29 Jun 2007 3:56am

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice capture Steve.

22 Jul 2008 4:47pm

Aaron W. Strasburg from Riverside, United States

Great picture. nice framing and the I like the image in B/W.

21 Jan 2009 11:43pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Thanks for the reminder via Daryl of the reminder . . in human terms, this was but yesterday.

25 Jun 2010 9:51am