Friday, March 26, 2010

Hiroshima - Peace Memorial & Museum

Peace Memorial Museum from Persnickety on Vimeo.

Some of the images you see in the video ...ordinary household items warped or partially destroyed by the impact, black rain, iron door warped by the heat rays and blast,the tricycle of a three year old boy who died while riding it in his backyard, the Children's Peace Memorial and lastly, the A-Bomb Dome.

The A-Bomb Dome was the Industry Prefecture Centre in 1945 and it lies very near the impact point. Upon detonation, the heat of the bomb (approximately 2000-3000 degrees) melted the cooper roofing. Every person in the building was killed. The structure remains as a testament to those who died and as a symbol of peace and renewal.

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