The Genbaku Dome is the ruin of the former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall that was destroyed when the first nuclear weapon in human history was dropped by an American air force bomber on August 6, 1945. Because the atomic blast was almost directly above this spot, the walls of the building were partially spared from destruction, and the characteristic form of the building remained with the iron frame of the dome. Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall was located only around 160 meters from the hypocenter. The building was designed by a Czech architect in 1915 and now is the A-Bomb Dome a symbol of peace.
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Dublin is a vibrant and ever-evolving city with plenty to discover. The Dublin Docklands is just minutes from Dublin city centre and it is fast becoming a hub of entertainment and family based attractions.
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Val d’Isere provides activities for non-skiers. There are also a large number of heart-stopping activities for the crazier among you who like your adrenalin in large doses. Ice driving using your own enduro is Open from 14:00-20:00 every day from early December through to March.
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The town of Versailles sits about 20 kilometers outside of Paris. Louis XIII’s former hunting lodge was transformed and extended at his son’s request, to house the seat of the royal court and the French government. The project presented the absolute power of the French monarchy, which was then at the height of its glory. The palace is surrounded by equally grand gardens overflowing with flowers, neatly trimmed hedges, statuary and fountains. At 100 hectare, the garden of the Versailles Palace is Europe\’s largest palace garden. It was created in the 17th century by landscape gardener André Le Nôtre. The Chateau de Versailles is generally open Tuesdays through Sundays.
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