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


Descent


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


Sunset


Sparkly


Bye bye Miyajima