To day was trip to Hiroshima. Mainly to see the National Peace Memorial Museum, Atomic Bomb Dome and other sights related to the A-Bomb dropped to Hiroshima. Well it wasn’t all about the bomb – We toured around the city and some shops as well. Nice city.
At 8:15 am on August 6, 1945 City of Hiroshima fell victem to the world’s first atomic bombing. The city was gone in less than a second, killing instantly more than 10.000 people, totaling the bill up to 140.000 after the radiation, heat wave, blast wave and fire killed the rest of the citys surrounding areas.
The “Little Boy” dropped by American air plane Enola Gay. The bomb is about 3 meters long, had 50 kg Uranium 235. The energy of the fission bomb equivalent of 16.000 tons of TNT. The bomb exploded 580 meters above the city.
Inside the hall remebernce is a panorama that recreates view of the A-Bombed city. The panorama is made out of 140.000 little tiles, the number of people estimated to have died by the end of 1945. Huh, just makes you think – never again.