Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Nagasaki Fat Man Atomic Bomb

The Nagasaki Fat Man Atomic Bomb is the code name for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945.  It was the second of two nuclear weapons to be used in warfare to date (the other being The little Boy over Hiroshima) and its detonation caused the third man-made nuclear explosion.  Nagasaki Fat Man Atomic Bomb was an implosion type weapon with a plutonium core compared to Hiroshima that was a Uranium type weapon therefore its intensity and detonation impact was expected to be many times more powerful and destructive than that of Hiroshima days earlier.

At the moment of the explosion there was a brilliant flash of light, ten seconds later an enormous roar sounded and a fearful blast swept across the area.  Sharp rays of heat emitted massive amounts of radiation all over Nagasaki within seconds and because there were no barriers to the spread of radiation huge amounts of Nagasaki, were destroyed almost instantaneously.

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Nagasaki Fat Man Atomic Bomb The destruction of the Fat Man as shown in this painting
Nagasaki Fat Man Atomic Bomb
Depiction of the Bomb falling through the clouds

People didn't feel anything abnormal, as this radiation didn't produce sound or heat but in actuality it had permeated deep into their bodies and affecting them greatly.  The temperature directly under the explosion was estimated to be somewhere from 3,000 to 4,000 degrees Celsius.  The force of the blast and the heat rays unleashed immediate destructive power and then fires broke out which severely damaged one third of the buildings in the city with all buildings inside a 2 kilometer radius of the explosion burnt to ashes.

Above are a coupe of images that i took from the Nagasaki Peace Park Museum that shows the full destructive powers of the Nagasaki Fat Man Atomic Bomb and its course of destruction.

Please check out the Nagasaki Fat Man Atomic Bomb at the Nagasaki Peace Park Museum here on a map:

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mount Inasa Nightview Nagasaki

The Mount Inasa Nightview Nagasaki is a unbelievable place to visit.  The daytime views are in a world of there own but in relation to the nighttime view it rates rather poorly in my opinion.  Words don't explain this incredible place like the way they should and this view needs to be seen to be believed.  Without a doubt one of the most scenic views in all of Nagasaki and probably in all of Japan.  It is a place that I try to bring every visitor and customer that comes to Nagasaki as it really brings out the highlights of everything Nagasaki has to offer in terms of beauty and nature from its scenic location to its panorama.

There is even a restaurant at the top of the lookout that offers spectacular views all through your dining experience.  The food isn't gourmet but the scenery more than makes up for the lack of dining quality.  As for me, I like to bring some coffee and snacks to the top of the Mountain sit back and watch the sky slowly turn into a million stars, virtually untouchable on all levels.  Depending at the time of year this transition from dusk to night can take minutes to hours so please come prepared with the right amount of clothes, snacks and drinks, alcoholic kind is acceptable as well as drinking in public in Japan is the norm an not necessarily frowned upon.

Have a look at Mount Inasa Nightview Nagasaki on a map!

Million dollar views from Mount Inasayama
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Friday, February 10, 2012

Obama Sunset Nagasaki

I have seen a lot of beautiful sunsets in my travels around the world and the fact that i was raised in Darwin (northern tropical region of Australia) and we apparently have the best sunsets in the world or so i have been told numerous times, I must say my hometown may not continue to hold the best sunset in the world mantle with unbelievable sunsets like this coming out of my current place of residence, Obama Nagasaki.

It is evident that Obama, situated right on Tachibana Bay is right up there with the best!

Tell me what you think!

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