Hiroshima and Detroit: 64 Years Later

Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The “before” pictures




We all know that Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed in August 1945 after the explosion of atomic bombs. However, we know little about the progress made by the people of that land during the past 64 years. Here are some photos.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The “after” pictures of this colorful city today.










64 years after Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Welcome to Detroit. The next 2 exits: drugs and ammo











~ by yougottobekidding on October 11, 2009.

16 Responses to “Hiroshima and Detroit: 64 Years Later”

  1. Why could not America do likewise?

    • America could do likewise. However, it seem that we no longer have the will to do so. Our priorities seem focused elsewhere and not on the things that matter. But since this blog is (mostly) for some lighthearted looks into the human condition, let’s just this one alone. It would be a very long discussion thread.

  2. You do know that these aren’t really pictures of Hiroshima, right? They are pictures of Yokohama, a rich port city. Nevertheless, I could take you to any city in the world & take pictures of crappy slums or rich, wealthy areas.

  3. So, Bob, does that mean that Detroit is now a wonderful city, and that we should strive to make all U S cities similar to Detroit…Tiger Stadium? …SAD…………………Yes, all cities have problems…don’t we need to look at some of the causes and make some adjustments? ….very much unlike the adjustments that are currently being made….?? ..this should start a “long thread”

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  5. What has caused more long term destruction – the Atom bomb or U.S. Government welfare programs created to buy the votes of those who want something for nothing?

  6. The first old building of Detroit presented here is in fact located in Warsaw, Poland at Waliców street. This building was part of the former small jew ghetto !!


  7. […] Why? Because no one—outside a few thousand rollerbladers—would ever think to travel to Detroit in February. I mean, c’mon. It’s cold, it’s dismal, and it’s easier to find an abandoned building than it is to find a person who actually looks happy to live there. I don’t blame them though. The city felt it’s share of hardship in the last few years. […]

  8. Welfare is, in fact, Detroit’s problem. As soon as we stop making welfare payments to corporations that send American jobs to China, Detroit will bounce back.

  9. The US government needs to let free enterprise thrive through deregulation.

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  12. What has caused more long term destruction?
    the A-bomb,
    Government welfare programs created to buy the
    votes of those who want someone to take care of them?

    Japan does not have a welfare system.

    Work for it or do without.
    These are possibly the 5 best sentences you’ll ever read
    and all applicable to this experiment:

    1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating
    the wealthy out of prosperity.

    2. What one person receives without working for, another
    person must work for without receiving.

    3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the
    government does not first take from somebody else.

    4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

    5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to
    work because the other half is going to take care of them, and
    when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work
    because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that
    is the beginning of the end of any nation.

    Can you think of a reason for not sharing this? Neither could I.

    Concerned Person

  13. […] bad are things in Detroit? One Blogger put together an interesting series of images comparing Hiroshima, Japan – once visited by the atomic bomb — to Detroit. The city owes money to 100,000 creditors. It’s US$ 20 billion in debt. In 1950, Detroit featured […]

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