HIROSHIMA: View of the grounds of the Hiroshima Peace Park, site of the world's first atomic bombing (August 6, 1945). Brick crumbled, people evaporated and were burned, and the wood and paper houses were incinerated. Resistance was strong for many years to creating the park, but it is now a center for world peace activities. From the balcony of the museum, facing toward the memorial arch. Rear center is the "peace dome"--the concrete and steel exhibition hall that was directly under ground zero. Just to its left is a huge baseball stadium. In the background, modern Hiroshima. May 17, 1998