Severe structural damage to buildings extended about 1 mile from ground zero, making a circle of destruction 2 miles in diameter. The blast sent out a hyper intensified shock wave which travelled at about the speed of sound, turning everyday windows and buildings into shrapnel. At one mile, the force of the blast wave was 5 psi, with enough duration to implode houses and reduce them to kindling.
A City of Warning and Myajima Island June 23rd 2009 Hiroshima
Upon arriving by Shinkansen train we were immediately greeted by warmer weather and it has to be said a warmer people.
Hiroshima will always stand out in history as the place where the first atomic bomb was dropped to devastating effect. So much of the area is understandably dominated by this history with monuments, parks, museums and sculptures and there is a huge sense of wh ... 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
Began 2004 in Asia travelling for 14 months through 10 different countries and then spent eight months in Ecuador in 2007 but have now returned to the rock that is Jersey in the UK and the days of backpacking are long gone (maybe) and its just the old fashioned holiday, watch this space.......
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