weekly photo challenge: gone but not forgotten

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Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is dedicated to the first city in the world to experience a nuclear attack. 

As with all memorials, it serves as a reminder. Although all those lives are gone, they are not forgotten. The war is also gone, but will not be forgotten.

Towards the centre of the park is a monument that holds the names of all the people killed by the bomb.

The monument is aligned in such a way that when we look through the arch, we see the Peace Flame and theHiroshima Peace Memorial (i.e. Genbaku Dome or A-Bomb Dome).

The dome marks where the first atomic bomb exploded on the morning of August 6, 1945.  It is the skeleton of the actual building that was there that day. What we see is what remained and has been preserved.

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See the Weekly Photo Challenge for other bloggers’ interpretation of gone, but not forgotten.

Feel free to leave us any comments.

 

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20 thoughts on “weekly photo challenge: gone but not forgotten

    prior said:
    December 8, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    well great take on the wpc = and seriously, I think you wise monkeys have covered the entire globe by now!! lol – and well, I have not seen this dome before so I really enjoyed the history enrichment and great shot. Peace 🙂 ❤

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 9, 2014 at 8:39 am

      Thanks Yvette! We still have much of the world to cover – we have seen only but a speck.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂 Hope you are well and had a lovely Thanksgiving! Hope the festive season ahead is wonderful for you.

    Shikha (whywasteannualleave) said:
    December 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Must have been so moving. Such an appropriate photo for this theme.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 8, 2014 at 10:57 am

      It was very moving! But was emotionally really hard was the museum. We last about 10 minutes before we made a beeline for the exit – so upsetting!
      Thanks for your comment.

    cyberscriber2world said:
    December 8, 2014 at 4:24 am

    Nice blog post. As a memorial, no remnant of a building or monument wrought by the hand of man can truly represent the scale of suffering and death unleashed upon this place. While politicians strain to justify the action in lives saved by the prompt end of the WWII struggle, history will always remember this act as “the pinnacle of mans inhumanity towards his fellow man; and a precedence for the horrific legacy of potential thermonuclear holocaust for generations to come.”

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

      Some very wise words here! Thank you! Sadly, all wars have so many horrific tales to go with them yet as a society, although we don’t forget about them, somehow the lessons never get learned and it all happens again in another shape or form.

      Thank you for your comment and for also following our blog! We really appreciate it.

    Madhu said:
    December 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    Perfect for the challenge.

    the eternal traveller said:
    December 7, 2014 at 10:25 am

    A great choice for the challenge this week and a lovely photo too. Well done monkeys!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 8, 2014 at 10:59 am

      You are too sweet! Thank you for your comment – we are now beaming from ear to ear 🙂

    Curt Mekemson said:
    December 7, 2014 at 5:20 am

    So important to remember. Thanks. –Curt

    backpackerlee said:
    December 7, 2014 at 4:29 am

    Hiroshima was a nice place but forever under the reputation of that horrific day in 1945. I enjoyed the Peace Park and the A-Bomb Dome. Very touching.

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 7, 2014 at 8:54 am

      Your words are very true. Thanks for stopping by!

    janaline's world journey said:
    December 6, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Great choice for this challenge, Hiroshima is such an emotional place!

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 7, 2014 at 8:52 am

      Thanks! It was very hard for us to stay in the museum so we left after about 10 minutes. But Hiroshima is definitely a city to experience.

    CrazyChineseFamily said:
    December 6, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I don’t know if I could go there. Places where so much suffering occurred I just can’t go to , I dont Know why but it just doesn’t work for me

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      December 6, 2014 at 11:13 am

      The Memorial Park was very moving and was peaceful! It was the actual museum that was impossible to visit for us – we walked in and after about 10 minutes, it became too hard and emotional so we left! This and Auschwitz were the two emotional hardest things we ever have done.

    Valent Lau said:
    December 6, 2014 at 8:17 am

    A very nice photo, I remember this place

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