Paper Cranes

This was my favourite display at the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show earlier this year.

I love paper cranes. I wasted a lot of my high school years trying to fold 1000 of them to string up in my room. I think I got to about 500 before giving up and getting back to some study. I strung them up with cotton thread, and donated a few to decorate my mum’s cubicle at work. I might pick it up again to get to 1000, but in the mean time I’ll just admire the work of others.

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Japan – Hiroshima

We went to Japan in October 2010 for our honeymoon. Hiroshima was an amazing city. There was something so clean and peaceful about it despite its sad history. I’m glad that we stopped by on our Japan trip. See our other photos here Tokyo Kyoto Nara Kobe.

Sculpted hedges at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park cenotaph has the names of all the people killed by the bomb

Fountain

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park children’s monument surrounded by paper cranes

River with Atomic Bomb Dome in the background

Monument at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park

Amazing colourful cranes, a symbol of hope

Beautiful trees in the park

Children’s Peace Monument

Children’s monument

Downtown at night

Fairy light tree in downtown Hiroshima