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Sunset, Atomic Dome, Hiroshima, Japan

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Leo Roundtree on September 9, 2009


I can understand you inner conflict when trying to decide whether or not to post these photos. When I lived in Japan, I felt a similar conflict about visiting Hiroshima.

I would have loved to go there to pay my respects to all, on both sides, who perished in the war. But, the thought of seeing it firsthand was overwhelming.

Although, I finally decided to make the trip, I never made it to Hiroshima. But, the reality of what happened there not so long ago was never far from my thoughts.

Thank you for these photos and your poignant comments on what you saw and felt there. We must never forget and must ensure that it never happens again.


SetyLeon on September 11, 2009

Hello, Rich! Its are gold words! Your speach ames to soul and I agree about efforts for Peace in all World. You know, in russian language this words is one: Мир. It is a deep sense: there can not be a normal life without Peace. Best greetings! Leon

Natalia Stoyakina on September 16, 2009


Best regards from RUSSIA! ¤-¤-¤ N A T A L I A ¤-¤-¤

Hank Waxman on September 17, 2009

Good morning Rich. I applaud your sentiments and I applaud you for making sure your pages carry a message of remembrance, hope and Peace. Few people know that today's popular "Peace Sign" is derived from the letters "N" and "D" (standing for Nuclear Disarmament) in Semaphore.

Another piece of trivia is that the original Earth Day, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary next Spring on the Vernal Equinox was originally a Peace Rally.

I think that most of the people of the world feel more like you than you can imagine, and that governments and politicians create wars.

Good luck, and thanks for this powerful image.


Richard Ryer on October 5, 2009

Greetings All, Thank you for your visits and kind words and thoughts. I hope this never happens again for the sake of all the children of the earth. A powerful monument.


Richard Ryer on October 24, 2009

Thanks for the visit Fearnadeise. Yes peace to all.



Mahdi Kalhor on January 10, 2010

Hi Rich

The place looks deplorable...

so sorry to see that...War makes most people makes unhappy.

I wish you a good new year.

All the best from Iran,


Ferdaus Al Amin on June 25, 2010

The site of the first ever atomic bomb(weapons of mass destruction) dropped in killing thousands of innocent civilians

Piotr Tworek on November 7, 2010


Richard Ryer on November 7, 2010

Greetings All, Thank you for visiting this solemn place. Such sad memories here. I hope it is a reminder to us all of what we can easily avoid. Cheers, Rich

Luca Rigato on September 18, 2011

Beautiful composition of this piece of history. Like

Alexandra & Karl-Hei… on March 14, 2012

Very impressive photo. LIKE!!!Cheers, Alexandra & Karl-Heinz

Richard Ryer on April 14, 2012

Greetings All, Thakns for the visits and the comments. It is a sad place. Cheers, Rich

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Richard Ryer
Colorado, USA

Photo taken in 1 Chome Ōtemachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima-ken 730-0051, Japan
Atomic Bomb Dome

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