destruction, rebuilding: Hiroshima

A panoramic view of Hiroshima, just months after the atomic bomb.

It is not the devestation here that I find to be intriguing. Instead, it is the structures which survived. There are a handful of buildings that are still standing. The parellel between the strength of man and the destruction of himself is in the structures, which seem to rise out of the rubble, and the citizens, who came back to start again.

I am humbled by the magnificence of what we can create, what we may destroy, and our resilience and willingness to rebuild.

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