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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is a sobering place, especially so when one sees hundreds of children , members of dozens of school excursions, filing past gruesome exhibits and disturbing images, many of which are of twisted fingernails and bits of school uniforms that belonged to the innocent children,who, according to the notes accompanying the exhibits, crawled home in order to die there, in the arms of their parents (the ones who were not incinerated)and it is these parents who kept the aforementioned keepsakes.

As I watched these overwhelmingly quiet and respectful children, I was wondering what were their thoughts as for instance in this case, they looked at the model of Hiroshima before the devastation.

By the way, the previous shot and this one were taken without tripod and without flashlight. I am surprised by the clarity and DOF.

In workshop you can see the model of the aftermath. No wonder that the children and adults alike were subdued. The horror, the horror of it all.

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