Monthly Archives: August 2011
We have now arranged the purchase of another house in Exeter. Unfortunately we won’t be able to move in before the end of the temporary lease on the house where we are currently staying. So from Thursday 25th August, we will have another temporary address, which is as follows: 48 Polsloe Road Exeter EX1 2DS If you need to contact me by telephone, please use the mobile number: +44 (0)754 683 1591.
One of the unmistakable features of the Hiroshima skyline is the shattered remains of the dome structure at the top of what used to be known as the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall. This building lies almost directly at the hypocentre of the atomic explosion that devastated much of the city 66 years ago yesterday (August 6th 1945). Today, the locals call it the A-bomb dome (原爆ドーム; genbaku dōmu), although it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is officially known as the Hiroshima Peace Memorial (広島平和記念碑; Hiroshima heiwa kinenhi). The building isn’t normally open to the public, so can only be seen from the outside. However, Google Japan announced on Friday that they had added the site to Google Maps (Google 日本 Blog; Japanese only). So now you can take a virtual walk around the ruins whenever you like.
The company hosting this website will be updating their network switches later today. As a result, this site will be temporarily offline between 23:15 and 00:45 BST tonight (22:15 and 23:45 GMT). If you’re in Japan, that means the site will be unavailable between 07:15 and 08:45 tomorrow morning (August 3rd). Apologies for any inconvenience.