HIROSHIMA ATOMIC BOMB DOME

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome is one of Hiroshima's most known images. Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome is a World Heritage Site.

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome is one of the commonly used names for what is official is known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome). Another informal name for the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome is the A-Bomb Dome. Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome is Hiroshima's best-known symbol and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome is located just across the river from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park.

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Prior to the Hiroshima Bombing, the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome was known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. For some time after the bombing it was believed that the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome was ground zero, however later detailed calculations found that it was 150m away. The concept of ground zero is a bit of misnomer as the atomic bomb exploded (as planned) approximately 600m (2000 feet) above the city.

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Picture (above): One of the rarely seen angles of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome. There are key points of interest here; the rubble that has been left around the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome and the preservative beams that can be seen through the windows. There has been at least two sets of preservation works on the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome. Additional protection has been provided in the form of capping on the top of the walls. Preservation of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome over time will become more complicated as the building materials have been exposed to weather where they wouldn't normally have been exposed and the materials like concrete and mortar would have degraded by the Hiroshima bombing.

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome
Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome

Here a school group were having their picture taken in front of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome.

Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome Pictures

Here are some additional pictures of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Dome.

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