239 - 21st September 2006 - Hiroshima, Miyajima

Hiroshima Street Car - 75p flat fare in the city centre

The A-Bomb dome

View across to the peace park

The A-Bomb dome was almost directly under the blast on August 6th, 1945. It was the Industrial Promotion Hall and one of the only things left standing

as this photo taken August 6th, 1945 shows

Fountain next to the dome

Amazing what you can do in 60 years

The childrens peace monument

School kids come here with paper cranes in memory of Sasaki Sadako

She died of leukemia as a result of the radiation

The eternal flame of peace. It will be extinguished once the last nuclear weapon on earth has been destroyed

Memorial Cenotaph by Kenzo Tange

The new art work to the south of the park

Miyajima's famous torii gate in the water

Along the coast

There are deer wandering around here as in Nara

Just lounging beneath a tree

Looking for Oysters - a local speciality

and other shellfish

Quite a popular pasttime.

Five story pagoda

Someone lose a contact?

The O-Torii gate

We were there at low tide

16 meters high

This is the seventeenth incarnation of the gate.

The original was built by Taira-no-Kiyomori

Guardian stone statues

Five-Storied Pagoda again

Deer peeking around a stone

Air conditining at the cable car

The view up

and the view down

The cable car takes you up the Misen-san mountain

A lot of the pathways were shut due to landslides

No staring at the monkeys

The monkeys don't want to be fat - Don't feed them

Looking out to the island of seas

Sleepy monkey

Wakey monkey

More views

The workings of the ropeway

On our way back down


Waterfall on the walk back to the main shrine

A house within the forest

Fabulous sign

Itsukushima-jinja shrine

The crowds have gone home!

and the tide is coming in

Making for some very nice photos

Huge stone torii

From the ferry



Bye bye Miyajima