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Now Explore Hiroshima Peace Memorial with Google Maps Place Page

In addition to this past March’s releasing of the Street View imagery of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial — known as the “Atomic Bomb Dome,” the Memorial bears witness to the devastation of nuclear war. Today, as of August 5, just a day before the 66th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Google has launhced this new imagery of the interior of the Memorial available via its Place page, informs Wakaba Okura, Program Manager.

“While millions have visited the Memorial, you can only safely view it from the outside, standing behind a fence, because of the extent of the damage. But with the support of the Hiroshima city government, we gathered hi-resolution imagery that actually enables you to “walk” through the building room by room, using the same technology used to photograph other historic monuments around the world. The difference here is that while you can wander the gardens of Versailles or streets of Rome in person, the only way you can access the interior of the structure is digitally,” wrote Okura.

You can access this collection via the Memorial’s Place page, or start exploring via this link or live Place Page of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Placesembedded below:

[Source:Lat Long blog]

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