Power of Recovery

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Kay Salera

August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was attacked with the first atomic bomb. It was at 8:15 a.m. Approx. 140 thousand people died - most of them were civilians. They jumped into the river seeking for water. Some scientist said that they won't have any habitats for 75 years. But soon Greens came back to them and flowers started to bloom. Hiroshima people wanted to rebuild their city, and tell all the people around the world about the peace. This picture shows how peaceful Hiroshima is now surrounded by modern buildings and the nature. This was taken in spring just before the dawn with long exposure.

Location: Hiroshima, Japan


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