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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Wow. Stark & Sad!
16 Nov 2006 3:33pm
yes its a very haunting image. Finely portrayed.
16 Nov 2006 3:44pm
I read about this building some time ago this year. It's really a nice capture, gives me shiver.
16 Nov 2006 4:05pm
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.
It depicts stormy and bleak, but strength too.
17 Nov 2006 3:43am
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.
wow..very historical place.
29 Jun 2007 3:56am
Nice capture Steve.
22 Jul 2008 4:47pm
Great picture. nice framing and the I like the image in B/W.
21 Jan 2009 11:43pm
Thanks for the reminder via Daryl of the reminder . . in human terms, this was but yesterday.
25 Jun 2010 9:51am
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