Before I came to Hiroshima I was like any other average Joe — ignorant about the tragedy happened here 70 years ago. Well, I knew about bombings, kilotons, deaths and human shadows, but I was far from understanding the whole magnitude of the disaster. During Japan trip planning I was not even sure if there is a need to go to Hiroshima. What's there to see, ruins of expo center aka Atomic Dom? But I couldn't guess what would happen to my mind when I stand 500 hundred meter right below the epicenter. I was shocked, almost cried, imagining those people crawling to the banks of Ota river trying to escape a scorching wave of flesh eating heat, shrinking and charring. Can you imaging what kind of animal fear they experienced knowing nothing about such a thing like nuclear blast? "I though sun has fallen…" — one survived girl said. "I can sleep at night no problem" — infamous colonel said.
This infrared shot does not do the justice but it sure does reflect, a fraction but still, the Great Heat. #hiroshima
#ir #infraredfriday +InfraredFriday
by +Paula Cobleigh
and +Ingo Schobert