This is the Atomic Bomb Dome, one of the few buildings downtown that survived the atomic bomb that obliterated Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. It was at the epicenter of the blast.
Yesterday was our one-year anniversary in Japan. Today is the 63rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
I took the day off work and spent most of the day downtown watching ceremonies, taking pictures and listening to survivors' stories. It was truly a moving and unforgettable experience.
I'm too drained to fully blog about it tonight, but I'll write more soon.