Nagasaki

I went to Nagaski on a trip for one of my classes. we went to see and learn about the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

If you ever get the chance to go to see the various parks and museums related to the atomic bomb I highly suggest it. It is a very sobering  experience. It was crazy to have been in place where there has been so much pain and destruction, It is hard to describe. We were even fortunate to have the opportunity to talk to a survivor of the blast. He was working in a factory at the time the bomb went off, nearly every one around him died. He was in the right place at the right time and so he very luckily escaped and is here to tell his tale today. The atmosphere around the Peace park where we were was hard to explain. There were relatively few people around. It was a pretty emotional experience. maybe some of the pictures I took can begin to convey the experience.

here are some of my favorite pictures.

I really like this statue and what it stands for.

Along with the statue in the previous picture, the park is full of sculptures donated from countries all over the world. It was really cool to see. Here area  couple along with the plaques that accompanied them.

I think this statue is really cool given the current tension between Japan and China. Not to mention Japan’s brutal invasion of China during the war.

There were Statue from all over the world, I have pictures of most of them. I really enjoyed see the gesture that all these countries did in reaching out to Nagasaki who had suffered so much. It is also interesting to note that most of these were donated in the last 30 years or so well after the bombing actually took place.

We also talked to the atomic bomb survivor I have previously mentioned. He had is story written down. He said he wanted to make sure this horrible event never happens again. He had our professor take a picture of it to put on the University blog so he could get his story to more people. Here is a Picture of him.

Here is the actual ground zero:

It was a very solem place. It was a good experience to have been there, and to have learned more about what happened when the atomic bomb exploded over Nagasaki. I highly recommend going to see it if you ever have the chance.

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