Sixty-eight years ago today the world's first nuclear weapon, the atomic bomb nick-named "Big Boy," was dropped over the city of Hiroshima.
The red ball shown in this photo represents where the bomb actually detonated.
Directly under the red ball is the building now known as The Atomic Dome.
It was a musical hall built of concrete and steel.
How it appears today is shown below.
It has never been renovated, although some supporting rods have been
added in order to keep it from collapsing.
The mark on the left says it is where the Historical Center is,
which is where this diorama is located.
The photo of the Atomic Dome was taken from
close to the entrance to that Center.
No More Hiroshimas