Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome

Peace Memorial "Genbaku Dome" on a rainy day in autumn

 By Larry Knipfing   May 17, 2015

Along with the Peace Memorial Museum itself, Hiroshima's Atomic Bomb Dome has become a symbol of peace, visited by pilgrims from around the world. Hiroshima has once again become a beautiful city, and the dome is a testament to the resiliency of the city's people: Standing alone, yet surrounded by modern skyscrapers, it is a marvel to see and somehow lifts the spirit.

I was there on a rainy day in late November, along with hundreds of young students on a school trip. The rain made everything seem fresh and alive. The horrors were still evident, but even more so was the hope.

Photography by Larry Knipfing
Japan Travel Partner

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Justin Velgus 2 years ago
Rain seems appropriate when visiting such a place. You still managed to capture some great pictures.
Relinda Puspita 2 years ago
What time was that? I don't see any crowd around the dome.
Larry Knipfing Photographer 2 years ago
Late morning on a rainy day. There were some kids there on a school trip (see comment above), but I waited for them to leave.
George Tan 2 years ago
Modern city with historical building. Nice!!!
Daniel Vesey 2 years ago
Nice photos and piece, short but powerful! Nice to hear that it has become a symbol of peace :)