Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hiroshima (2) - colour-pics

Here is serie 2 with this time a selection of colour pictures from Hiroshima shot during the same visit in 2000. These are all pictures scanned from an APS-film.

The first pic is from Shukkei-en, a Japanese style garden at Hiroshima and almost 400 years old, constructed at the
Edo-period. Maybe not the most gorgeous or most beautiful garden in Japan, but it sure is a nice and quiet place where you can escape for a while from the noisy and hasty city.
This pic hasn't been Photoshopped. It was shot directly with a red filter screwed on the lens.
Behind the older guy you see the memorial monument, the cenotaph for the A-bomb victims, where the annual remembrance service is held. People might have seen this monument on the news.
This is the Children's Peace Monument dedicated to a Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki from Hiroshima, who died in 1955 at the age of twelve from leukemia, caused by the atomic bomb, dropped 10 years earlier. You can check her touching story by clicking on her name. Sadako Sasaki became a leading symbol against the use of nuclear weapons. The monument was unveiled in 1958 three years after her death.
The colourful items around the monument are paper folded cranebirds, made by Japanese schoolchildren from all over Japan. This art of paperfolding is called origami in Japan.
The same teenagers from my former post, but this time in colour.
And from a bit further distance.
Two details from the same monument.
And finally a colour picture of the A-bomb Dome.
Here you can find a picture from the building before the bombing.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Very nice to see some new pictures. They're excellent, as always.