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Saturday, December 17, 2016, by Beth Cavallari, comments 3

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” Albert Einstein

This photo is of a memorial in the Hiroshima Peace Park. The Park and the museum in it are reminders of the horrors of war, particularly nuclear war. Hiroshima was the first city in the world to have been attacked with a nuclear weapon, and the Park is a memorial to the 140,000 victims of the bomb.

Through the archway you can see the remains of the building which was closest to the epicentre of the bomb. This was one of the very few remnants of buildings left standing. It was the Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, now called the A-Bomb Dome. The vast majority of the buildings were flattened and burned by the bomb; five square miles of the city were utterly destroyed.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016, by Beth Cavallari, comments 4

Here are some of the windmills of Mykonos, on a hot summer dusk. Mykonos is one of the Greek Islands of the Cyclades Island group. There are approximately 220 islands in this group (the smaller ones are uninhabited).   Read More

Tuesday, November 01, 2016, by Beth Cavallari, comments 0

Imagine that you are on a boat, going through Queen Charlotte Sound in New Zealand, and heading for the International Date Line. Would it be possible, on a boat, to be in two days at once? As you left Wednesday at say, 2:00pm, and, seconds later, found yourself suddenly in Thursday, what would the time be?   Read More