August 2, 2012
The next morning we woke up to go to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. I won’t go into detail about how sad the museum was because that’s a given. A city destroyed by an atomic bomb is obviously an incredibly devastating event, but I was impressed at how much the city has been rebuilt and people have moved on from such a traumatic event. The city was really a beautiful place to be.
The Atomic bomb dome at night.
The atomic bomb was detonated almost directly above the building, but parts of the building remained intact despite instantly killing everyone inside. The dome now remains as a memorial to the city.
Paper cranes that have been folded by people all over the world to represent peace.
The bridge was the original target for the bomb.