|Above, the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall before it became the Atomic Bomb Dome.|
A new smartphone app is being introduced that will show visitors to Hiroshima what the city looked like before and after the atomic bombing in August 1945.
According to the Mainichi Shimbun:
HIROSHIMA -- City authorities here are planning to release a smartphone app with which tourists can view pictures of the Atomic Bomb Dome and other landmark buildings from before and after the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, it has been announced.
The move is part of the city of Hiroshima's initiative to promote "Peace Tourism" among foreign travelers, as their numbers are expected to rise following then U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima in May last year. The city is planning to bring the smartphone app into operation by Aug. 6 -- the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city.
|Above, the Atomic Bomb Dome in August 2004. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
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