In 2007 we spent a night in Sendai before visiting nearby Matsushima which is often described as one of the three most scenic sites in Japan.
Today Sendai is close to the epicentre of the largest earthquake to hit Japan. The 8.9 magnitude earthquake, the 10 metre tsunami it triggered and the explosion at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant have caused unprecedented damage.
I remember Sendai as a non-hectic and colourful city with wide tree-lined streets. This is a tribute to the people of Sendai - our thoughts are with you.
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emka (106548) 2011-03-12 14:10
It is so painful that these people, happy here, suffered so much in this unprecedented disaster. beautiful photo from this city that got the hardest blow. Our thought are with these people.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2011-03-12 15:27
This is a great tribute to the people of Sendai and the entire region. The devastation is huge but I believe the people of Japan will have the will to reconstruct again to its former glory.
delpeoples (59768) 2011-03-12 16:21
I'm sorry to be without smilies and critiquing your thoughtful photo. It is a lovely dedication to the people of Japan. Let's pray that the death toll does not rise and that they recover from this tragedy.
PeterDF (421) 2011-03-12 16:29
A very lovely tribute and a beautiful photo showing how delightful the city of Sendai is, really. Our hearts and thoughts, as you say, go out to them.
worldcitizen (9348) 2011-03-12 16:38
Thanks for sharing this moment in time, forever frozen by your camera. It is a well-composed photo, but more than that, it is now filled with nostalgia for what has been lost.
Ricx (13495) 2011-03-12 16:44
Our thoughts are with the Japanese Nation and those who lost their lives.. Marlene how lucky you are for such a rememberance.. Rich
Juzo (4231) 2011-03-12 18:24
Let's hope that this city recovers, it is a such a terriible event. This shot, the angle, makes it look like you are shooting froma high position, very interesting angle.
Our thoughts are with japan.
serp2000 (45828) 2011-03-12 19:30
Thanks for sharing. Good presentation of Sendai.
It is very sad situation.
Fine composition with nice colours and a lot of the n interesting details.
BennyV (20445) 2011-03-13 1:32
A fine and personal dedication.
ifege (10719) 2011-03-13 1:35
A good photo remembering and honouring a tragic event.
windosil (1158) 2011-03-13 3:40
Thank you, Marlene.
A fitting and beautiful reminder of times past.
giorgimer (34961) 2011-03-13 11:41
good tribute to these unlucky people. I'm with them wishing good luck. Thanks for your tribute
peppe59 (14555) 2011-03-14 9:21
image that brings to mind the tragedy of today's Japan, this to end soon.
maloutim (9639) 2011-03-15 22:22
This is a nice tribute to the people of Sendai and to all the Japanese in general ! Very good POV which shows how disciplined they are : Here waiting patiently at a huge pedestrian crossing, like they are now reacting stoically at their huge ordeal.
Thanks for sharing.
erhan1958 (15769) 2011-03-24 2:10
a bad example for the world
I hope the problem is a bad example for the world grow nearer
skippy007 (12510) 2011-03-24 17:35
Hello Marlene, A thoughtful & fitting tribute, it would be better if circumstances were such that this tribute to the Japanese people in general & the people of Sendai in particular was unnecessary but unfortunately just the magnitude of the devastation makes it impossible to ignore.
All these people waiting to cross the road, I assume, is some what emblematical to the events that were to follow several years later.
bukitgolfb301 (45095) 2011-03-25 14:46
Hi my dear Marlene
An impressive and remarakable shot, so timely!
I hope the situtaion should reveover like your posting as soon as possible, but the situation is very severe in all aspects-----.
Thanks for your sharing fine work and have a good day !
Takero from Tokyo where we have no good news recently
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8626)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): 11-03-2011 Japan in mourning [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-12 14:02