For me, the A-bomb dome is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Hiroshima and I would guess that everyone have heard about it. In case some of you haven't; the A-bomb dome is short for Atomic bomb dome and it is ruins of a building left from the atomic bombing on Hiroshima during World War 2. The A-bomb dome is part of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and is designated a world heritage site by UNESCO. Here is a link to wikipedia for more information. ( ^ ^ ) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_Peace_Memorial
I went there on a really hot and sunny day so the ruins didn't look so sad and depressing... but later in the evening it was much more creeepy to walk there. Around the A-bomb dome were many information signs and some people were displaying books and diaries about World War 2. These books were in many different languages so everyone could easily read and get a better understanding on what happened in Hiroshima around the time of the atomic bombing.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial park is a pretty large area featuring many monuments, a freedom bell and a museum.
In front of the museum there is a fire burning (in the middle), but it is not visible in the dailight. The fire is there as a memory for all the victims of the bombing.
Inside the museum there were many exhibits from the time of the bombing. There were watches that stopped, clothing from people, other objects that had melted... All of the exhibits had small stories, for examlpe who had worn the clothing, were they were at the time of the bombing and what happened to the person later on. I searched for someone who had survived, but all of the people died either directly or some days later. ( T___T )
Here is a creepy picture showing how the skin melts and comes of... ( >< )
And here is a bycicle and helmet of a small child who was out playing when the bomb exploded.