After a dinner last night did I decided that I would take a walk through the Peace Memorial Park …. Nancy went back to the hotel. Our hotel is only 10 min walk from the park.
It was the chilliest evening we had so far during the trip, that now starts to come to an end only 2 more nights left.
During the whole afternoon after our return from Miyajima there was light and heavy rain on and off …. but I manage to walk through the park without feeling one raindrop, but as I passed over the Peace Bridge I felt some drops.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a true sanctuary both day and night; you only want to spend time there with your thoughts. There was quite a few people in the park … making their way to somewhere; joggers, couples, cyclists or just enjoy the peace it gives.
Personal I found Hiroshima a very dignified city and in a way very quiet. About 1,2 million lives here and was gained city status on April 1, 1889. And it’s a city that is mad about baseball, the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.
But it there is also that early morning of 6th of August in 1945, 0815am.
When spending time in the park it really make you think about all the evil, misery, suffering and pain – waste of lives that wars has given and still gives to people all over the world and why haven’t we learned from what have happened through past wars.
I throw my 50 yen coin in the water basin and I hope that nowhere in the world will experience what Hiroshima and Nagaski did in August 1945. That the world has learned from what happened here.
“If you want peace, you don’t talk to your friends.
You talk to your enemies”