Hiroshima peace center, Japan

This is an awesome sight, a reminder of the horror of nuclear devastation and hope for a peaceful future. Its centerpiece is the Genbaku Dome, which was the closest structure to withstand the atomic explosion on August 6, 1945.

It has been preserved just as it was immediately after the bomb hit, the cladding of the dome melted away to reveal its raw steel skeleton. It is complemented by architect Kenzo Tange’s Peace Center, a rectangular building raised on pillars, and the Peace Monument, a parabolic arch beneath which fresh flowers are constantly replenished.

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