Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Broad leaved Helleborines in close up Cranham woods Cotswolds 30/07/2011

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Sunday, August 21, 2011

A new Orchid species for me , Narrow Lipped Helleborine , Cranham woods Cotswolds 30/07/2011

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The last Orchid of the season , Broad Leaved Helleborines , Leckhampton Hill Cotswolds 30/07/2011

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Memories and fear. August 9th 2011 . The 66th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki.

On 27th October 2009 I was lucky enough to visit the wonderful city of Nagasaki .
It has a rich history and there are plenty of fantastic things to see and learn about . In addition I needed to visit the atomic bomb museum and peace park . It was beyond moving to stand at the exact spot over which the bomb exploded .
Today on the 66th anniversary of that atomic bombing I was able to watch a recording of the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony which was broadcast live on NHK TV . The broadcast included an interview with a father and daughter from Fukushima who attended the ceremony , they feared that no one would consider marrying the girl simply because she had lived in Fukushima echoing the prejudices that occurred for people from Nagasaki all those years ago.
News story here.

a couple of photos I took at the point of the explosion and peace park