Epicenter.

As you’ll have guessed (or maybe not) – this is Nagasaki:

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This time in Japan I was practically never out of a suit – and tie! Such an unusual state of affairs could mean only one thing: no sightseeing scheduled. However, there was one place in Nagasaki I simply couldn’t forego. Yes – where the second bomb was dropped 70 years ago.

The memorial park features monuments from more than a dozen countries, including Italy, Brazil, Holland, Turkey, Bulgaria and Cuba.

The monuments from the USSR, Czechoslovakia and GDR are grouped together and form a row. Curious: none these countries exists anymore:

A very sad and depressing place. But to not have stopped and paid my respects would have been out of the question.

On a lighter, brighter note… Next up…:

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