|UNESCO #775 - Genbaku Dome, Hiroshima - JAPAN|
Friday, August 16, 2013
Hiroshima Peace Memorial - JAPAN - UNESCO #775
This is my first postcard from a Japanese UNESCO site and it probably one of the most important sites on the list - what happened in Hiroshima on 1945 can't be forgotten and unfortunately, after only 68 years, I see countries still running after the bomb and leaders crazy enough to think in using it... let's hope that the world never forget, specially the young generation, that in a nuclear war there are no winners, we all lose! Thank you very much Yukie for this card - the 129th in my UNESCO collection, 852 more and I'm done. This postcard took 5 days to arrive!
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. Through the efforts of many people, including those of the city of Hiroshima, it has been preserved in the same state as immediately after the bombing. Not only is it a stark and powerful symbol of the most destructive force ever created by humankind; it also expresses the hope for world peace and the ultimate elimination of all nuclear weapons.