Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

Ground Zero - Hiroshima

Ground Zero – Hiroshima

The rays simply destroyed body cells – caused their nuclei to degenerate and broke their walls.”

John Hersey – Hiroshima

Some lighthearted takes on this week’s WPC:

Standing Ovation, Seated

Scillagrace

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25 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall

    • The ‘like’ button does have its limitations.

      Thanks for your thoughts here, Cynthia. As John Hersey says, it’s only memory of these events that keep us safe from the bomb, but that, too, is changing with the spectre of barbarians that don’t value even their own lives.

    • Memorials, museums and the preservation of the record of horrific events like this are so important. On the day we visited the site, there were many foreign tourists but also many groups of Japanese schoolchildren on tour with their teachers. We were stopped by a group, who asked us if they could read a peace poem that they had written in English to us. It was a very moving day, all round.

    • It is a deeply affecting place, particularly the display of personal effects of people who died there.

      The fireball generated was estimated to be a million degrees at its centre and it exploded 600 metres above the ground. Pure insanity.

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  3. This photo caused me to immediately pause – a little stunned actually. I was deeply affected by this picture. There are some things we must never take lightly … this is one of them.
    Thank you for sharing it.

    • Thanks, Joanne. My friends left for our island accommodation after brunch, but I stayed here the whole day. What we do to one another in times of war is an abomination.

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