Sunday, January 29, 2017

Atomic Bomb Dome - Japan

With the official that I got last October, I've now 3 cards of the Atomic Bomb Dome, the most recognizable monument at Hiroshima Peace Memorial. 
The 1st two cards are officials, one of them from Indonesia, and the 3rd card was sent in 2009 by Adriana. 

ID-193304, sent by Febriani.
The A-Bomb Dome is a symbol of peace which most people have at least seen at one time in a picture. The building, which was designed by a Czech architect in 1915, had been used as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.

JP-642775, sent by Kiyoshi.
Hiroshima citizens back then loved so much European modern-style buildings of the time. In 1912, the National Confectionery Exposition was held in this place. From that exposition, Baumkuchen, which represented German cake, was manufactured and sold in Japan for the first time. Since the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was located only around 160 meters from the hypocenter, the building was blown up, and all those inside the building died.

However, the building was not destroyed completely because the blast of the atomic bomb, which was vaporized in the air, prevented it from totally collapsing. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996 and has been representing people's prayers for a lasting peace. - in:

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