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Nagasaki, Japan

Well, how can I call myself an adventure traveler and not visit one nuclear site? So I traveled to Nagasaki to see if I could glow in the dark! I'm certain you know, this is the site of the second nuclear bomb drop that ended World War II. The first bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

Fortunately, the bomb exploded in the air before hitting the ground. It's my understanding that in doing so it prevented a huge amount of ground contamination that might still be present today. So, of course, it is perfectly safe to travel to Nagasaki today. But I cannot explain why I have x-ray vision today where I did not have it prior to my visit. 🤪


Really of all the Cities I have visited in my travels, this city is one of the most forgettable. It had no particular charm to it, that I can recall. In fact, if it was not a nuclear site, I probably never would've visited the city at all. But since I was there, and since it was more accessible to me than Hiroshima, I decided to make the trip. I only stayed there for two nights.

Japan is filled with cute things. Among them are cute shops like this. I find the items in these types of shops are way over priced so I seldom pick anything up. But I do enjoy walking into them.


I don't find the Japanese people to be particularly religious, especially in the Christian faith. But you can occasionally find a Christian church in Nagasaki.



I thought Nagasaki to be like most cities in Japan, well landscaped and well-kept.


What's a visit to a city without visiting a local cemetery? I wonder how many of these died of radiation poisoning?



The old cemeteries of the city were will kept like everything else in the city.



I really enjoyed the more rural streets of the city. Beautiful walks through well landscaped and well-kept areas.

Probably the main attraction in Nigasaki is a place called Peace park. Regrettably, I cannot find any photos from my trip to the park although I know I took many.

Japan has remained a peaceful nation since the conclusion of World War II. That is celebrated at Peace Park in Nagasaki.


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Roger Wells
Roger Wells
11 mars
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I didn’t want to say anything the last time you were in Maine, but I did notice that you glowed a little bit. I couldn’t tell if it was nuclear ☢️ or not. 😂. From looking at these pictures it was worth going there even if you glow a little bit now. ☢️😁🙏

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Kirk
Kirk
12 mars
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Maybe it was my natural aura you saw…😀

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Mike Wells
Mike Wells
11 mars
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It amazes me how well kept many places that you visit. The landscape is incredible. The history of these places is amazing thinking of the devastation and how it looks today

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Kirk
Kirk
11 mars
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Yes, it was in very good condition. But typically when things are destroyed, and then rebuilt, they are usually better.

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