Peace Bell • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park • Japan by William Bullimore

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Peace Bell • Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park • Japan by 

From Wikipedia :

The Peace Bell stands near the memorial to the A-Bomb Children and consists of a large Japanese bell hanging inside a small open-sided structure. Visitors are encouraged to ring the bell for world peace and the loud and melodious tolling of this bell rings out regularly throughout the Peace Park.

The inscriptions on the bell are in Greek, Japanese, and Sanskrit. It is translated as “Know yourself”…The surface of the bell is a map of the world. Its “sweet spot” is an atomic symbol… The Greek embassy donated the bell to the Peace Park and picked out the most appropriate ancient Greek philosophical quote of Socrates. The Sanskrit was translated by the Indian ambassador, and the Japanese by a university lecturer.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Exposure: 5 exposures (-2.-1,0,1,2 EV)
Aperture: f/11
Focal Length: 25 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Date and Time: 13 April 2009 at 12.09pm

Post Processing:
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  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 4 years ago

    stunning work

  • Thank you.

    – William Bullimore

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • Gary Kelly
    Gary Kellyover 4 years ago

    I suspect it would be a good idea to gather all the world leaders there to take turns in ringing that bell. It’s not the actual ringing that matters but the fact that you have rung it for a worthwhile reason – something to remember always.

  • So true Gary. Hiroshima and Hiroshima are two of the most moving places that I’ve ever been to.

    – William Bullimore

  • Polly x
    Polly xover 4 years ago

  • arvyart
    arvyartover 4 years ago

    It’s very kind of you to remind us of that. Good shot William. :)

  • Thank you mate.

    – William Bullimore

  • shadyuk
    shadyukover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Shot ! Went there back in 1992, awesome museum there !

  • Thank you.

    – William Bullimore

  • Rafferty-Evans
    Rafferty-Evansover 4 years ago

    Nice Composition and processing.

  • Thanks.

    – William Bullimore

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your co-hosts,
    Cee and Chris

  • AliceDoodles
    AliceDoodlesover 4 years ago

    Your cohosts Cee and Chris

  • micpowell
    micpowellover 4 years ago

    An interesting monument and I assume the constant ringing of the bell has it’s metaphor in the need for the constant effort to strive for the goal of peace.

  • Thanks for your very kind words.

    – William Bullimore

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