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Iraq - Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima'  Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study.  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/toxic-legacy-of-us-assault-on-fallujah-worse-than-hiroshima-2034065.html

Iraq - Toxic legacy of US assault on Fallujah 'worse than Hiroshima' Dramatic increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, which was bombarded by US Marines in 2004, exceed those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, according to a new study. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/toxic-legacy-of-us-assault-on-fallujah-worse-than-hiroshima-2034065.html

Hiroshima A-Dome ~ August 6, 1945, the nuclear explosion blasted above this building, the closest structure to withstand the explosion. The building was preserved in it's state to serve as a reminder of nuclear devastation and a symbol of hope for world peace & elimination of all nuclear weapons. Photo by ManWithAToyCamera.

A-Dome, Peace Park and the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima, sad and a tragic reminder of what war foes to innocent people!

Kintai bridge in Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan. Been there... it's more beautiful than the pictures! Can't wait to go back someday.

Kintai-kyo Bridge, Iwakuni, Yamaguchi, Japan I remember playing on this bridge and in the neighborhood as a girl.

Fascinating Hiroshima - http://www.travelandtransitions.com/destinations/destination-advice/asia/

Hiroshima Castle is the Japanese ruin of a castle in Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima. It's also a national historical site. The castle a castle

Memories of a Gueisha by Nora Moretti

Ok, so Japanese art isn't necessarily my favourite just because it isn't my style, but this picture says to me that even when you feel broken and bruised, you're still to see yourself as God sees you: His beautiful daughter made in His image.

Itsukushima Shrine with Miyajima Torii silhouette at dusk.   |  19 Reasons to Love Japan, an Unforgettable Travel Destination

19 Reasons to Love Japanan an Unforgettable Travel Destination

Skytree, Tokyo - the seismic-proofed tower is the second tallest structure in the world, after Burj Khalifa.

Tokyo Skytree: the World's largest Telecom Tower

Tokyo Skytree is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida, Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of metres in March .

Just enough pink to get me excited :) I also appreciate the focus on just the 'one' lily. It displays independent beauty.

"A shot of a blooming Waterlily at the 'Serpent's Pond' located at Setonaikai National Park in Hiroshima, Japan. The color of the water is from the reflection of the clear blue sky." by Ken Shimo.

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