Heading towards Hiroshima

23 Jul

Rise and Shine! Piggletino got up early and hopped onto this:

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Looks like a plane? No, no! This is the Shinkansen, Japan’s Bullet Train that can take you from one city to the next within a matter of hours! Look! It’s great!

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Piggletino, of course, wouldn’t be concerned about flight or train; except when he is on the train, he gets a little more scenery!

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Today, Piggletino heads towards Hiroshima. In 1945 when the A-Bomb arrived in Hiroshima, many believed that the city would no longer be habitable. Much reconstruction and effort was made; today it is host to a large park that sits in the centre of the city: the Peace Memorial Park.

Piggletino’s scout wandered off to read about its history and the aspirations of the city, and an interesting sight came about. The A-Bomb dome in the picture below is one of the few buildings that remain standing from the explosion. Much of the wall shows hints of the attack, and today it continues to stand as a link to the past of Hiroshima.

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Piggletino wasn’t ready for such heavy stuff, so he went a-hiding!

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4 Responses to “Heading towards Hiroshima”

  1. Rusha Sams July 23, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    Would love to ride this train. Just experienced the MagLev train in China. So interesting when you think of all the engineering! http://ohtheplaceswesee.com

    • Piggletino July 24, 2013 at 7:29 am #

      Yep! It’s pretty amazing how they’ve made the best trains and infrastructure!

  2. wannabephotographer87 August 3, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    Wow! What a fun adventure! Love seeing them and little piggletino 😀

    • Piggletino August 5, 2013 at 7:18 am #

      Piggletino gives you a shout-out! Thanks for coming by and reading his adventures every so often! 🙂

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