#4-The A-bomb Dome July 25th 2010 I am sitting on a park bench looking at what is now known as the A-bomb Dome. Up until August 6, 1945, it was the Industrial Promotion Hall of Hiroshima. All of that changed when it became one of the few structures left standing in the epicenter of the first atomic bomb dropped on a city. Everyone inside the building disintegrated when the A-bomb exploded almost directly above it. The structu ... read more
Asia » Japan » Hiroshima » Hiroshima In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
I am a High School U.S. History teacher who loves to travel. Whether by myself or with friends and family, travel unlocks my understanding of the world and the people in it. I have also found it teaches me a whole lot about me.
I hope you enjoy reading about my travels to Vietnam in 2005,
Myanmar, Thailand, the UAR, and Europe in 2007,
Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia and Korea in 2010
And the southern/middle part of the United States in 2011.
Feel free to share your comments and ideas.
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