Re: Hiroshima 64 yrs later
Unfortunately the chain letter on which this posting is based is a total fake.
The set of 10 current pictures does not show Hiroshima at all. The pictures were taken in Yokohama, a wealthy port city near Tokyo, some 670 km (420 miles) east of Hiroshima. Specifically, the pictures show the district, which is a part of Yokohama harbour redeveloped as a tourist attraction. It's one of the main sights of Yokohama, after Yokohama Chinatown, which is not far from it. For example, the second pictures shows the Minato Mirai ferris wheel and the Yokohama World Porters shopping mall to its right. The building with the rounded roof shape to its left, across the bridge is the Yokohama Grand Intercontinental Hotel. Based on the angle, the picture was most likely taken from the "Sky Garden" viewing platform on the 69th floor of Landmark Tower, the highest building in Yokohama, which is the tallest of the skyscrapers on the ninth picture.
I can't even begin to understand why someone would fabricate such a blatant fake. It's a bit like contrasting pictures of Pearl Harbour in 1941 with shots of Las Vegas in 2009, claiming it was the same city (I know it's not a good comparison because of what happened there, but I can't think of a better analogy right now).
See this post on my website for more details and links: