The exhibition building with a beautiful green dome was completed in 1915. In 1945 the first nuclear bomb to be used against mankind detonated 580 meters above it. Most of the walls managed to withstand since the blast came from direcly above, but almost every other building in Hiroshima was erased. The building has been preserved in the same state as it was directly after the bomb. The shot was taken from Aioi bridge, the original target but the bomb drifted slightly off course by the wind.
[A-bomb Dome, Hiroshima]