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Peace Gong - 75 years

Peace Gong - 75 years
I can think of no more appropriate image than this (also PiP) for the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on 6 August and, on 9 August, of Nagasaki. There are several World Peace Gongs around the world, this one is in Vientiane, Laos. Here's a musical link (which ties back to the film "On the Beach", thanks to ipernity member MaggsMep for reminding me of it recently). HFF, stay safe everyone.


Erhard Bernstein, Berny, Trudy Tuinstra, Rainer Blankermann and 38 other people have particularly liked this photo

47 comments - The latest ones
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Interesting facts and a lovely image George, new track for me.
HFF and a good weekend
2 months ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Absolument magnifique et bien évocatrice..Tout un symbole commémoratif.
HFF et bon week-end.
2 months ago.
Jean club
It's beautiful. A lovely symbol. If only we didn't need symbols and had learned to live in peace.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Ecobird club
Two lovely shots George and an excellent musical link. I have not heard this track before.
HFF and have a good weekend
2 months ago.
 Ernst Doro
Ernst Doro club
schönes Symbol!
Aber was bedeutet hier das Hakenkreuz?
2 months ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Ernst Doro club
Thank you, Ernst. The swastika has a long involvement with many religions, before it was used by the Nazis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swastika
2 months ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Very meaningful and appropriate for today! HFF, George!
2 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
2 months ago.
 Fred Fouarge
Fred Fouarge club
Schitterende Foto en HFF
Hartelijke Groeten George
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome pair! May there never be use of WMD again. Stay well!

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2 months ago.
 Sarah P.
Sarah P. club
A fitting tribute. Ok, have to ask: were you tempted to sound it?
2 months ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Sarah P. club
Tempting, but as it was behind the fence and time was short..... :-)
2 months ago.
neira-Dan club
Beau symbole ; HFF
2 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Amazing details; thank you for the info.
HFF and stay safe George.
2 months ago.
Erika+Manfred club
HFF, have a fine weekend and stay safe
2 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Only the sound is missing, George !!! HFF and have a nice week-end ahead !
2 months ago.
 John Lawrence
John Lawrence club
A lovely and timely tribute George, HFF Stay safe and healthy
2 months ago.
Tacheles club
A great tribute, George. Have a great weekend.
2 months ago.
FotoArt club
Wir sollten uns alle daran erinnern, besonders in der heutigen so unruhigen Zeit.
HFF - und bitte weiterhin vorsichtig und gesund bleiben.
2 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
If only!! Two beautiful pictures George. The gong is housed in a lovely building.
Take care and have a good weekend.
2 months ago.
trester88 club
Das passende Foto zur richtigen Zeit. Das Swastika gegenüber dem Jüdischen Stern ist wohl nicht als Nazi-Symbol gedacht, sondern als religiöses Glückssymbol.
HFF und ein ruhiges und nicht zu heißes Wochenende!
2 months ago.
©UdoSm club has replied to trester88 club
An dieser Stelle habe auch ich gestoppt und mich dann gleichermaßen auf diesen Begriff besonnen, dann ansonsten wäre sein Platz auf einem Friedensgong nicht erklärbar gewesen...
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Léopold club
The climax of the saddest world anniversary never to forget.....
2 months ago.
 Percy Schramm
Percy Schramm club
Great tribute - and we shall never forget those terrible days. HFF, wish you a fine weekend, George !
2 months ago.
Xata club
We need peace more than ever... HFF for Pauline and you.
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Proxar club
HFF :-)
2 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮ club
Good work.
◦•●◉✿ Have a great weekend, and stay cool and safe ✿◉●•◦
2 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Interesting ! A nice Symbol ! HFF and a good and healthy weekend, George !
2 months ago.
 * ઇઉ *
* ઇઉ * club
Excellent shots, George!
The pictures and the choice of music are indeed appropriate.
HFF and a great weekend! Stay well!
2 months ago.
RHH club
Very unusual. Did not know about these, George. Beautiful photo.
2 months ago.
RHH club
Thanks for your visit, kind comments, faves and note!
2 months ago.
RHH club
Have a very good day, both of you.
2 months ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
A great sentiment to these troubled times George. A fine capture here from you. Well done.

HFF, enjoy your weekend. Herb
2 months ago.
 Richard Nuttall
Richard Nuttall club
HFF George have a good weekend
2 months ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A very apt image for this week George it's in a lovely setting unlike the Reconciliation statue in the ruins of Coventry Cathedral ( see my page 10 ) HFF I hope that your weekend is a good one
2 months ago. Edited 2 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
A magnificent gong that synthesizes all that is positive in each civilization**************
2 months ago.
 Marco F. Delminho
Marco F. Delminho club
HFF, and have a great weekend!
2 months ago.
Annemarie club
2 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
In your opinion, George ... has it worked?
2 months ago.
tiabunna club has replied to Andy Rodker club
Well, I'd say it represents the aspirations of almost all the world's people, Andy. As you'll appreciate though, the few militarists have a habit of grabbing power and listening to drums instead.
2 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
Precioso tema.
2 months ago.
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi George

A very nice picture, and something all of us on here would aspire too.

I wonder when was it last used though.....

Best Wishes, slightly late HFF, a nice weekend, and stay safe!!
2 months ago.
Ruebenkraut club
HFF George!
2 months ago.
 Annalia S.
Annalia S. club
A perfect image for this terrible anniversary, George. They say a community tends to forget the events that happened before the grandparents' generation. This is definitely an event we must try to defend from oblivion ...

Hope you had an HFF and are having a good weekend.
2 months ago.
 Rainer Blankermann
Rainer Blankermann club
A beautiful work and a great tribute.
I will never forget the history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki!
Stay safe and healthy, George.
2 months ago.
uwschu club
Ich assoziere mit dem Hakenkreuz immer das NS Regime, auch wenn es hier anders gemeint ist
2 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
excellent. Have a good week.
2 months ago.

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