Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Nagasaki Peace Statue

peace statue
Originally uploaded by Tracey Petruff.
Dedicated as an appeal for lasting world peace, this statue was given to the people of Nagasaki on the 10th anniversary of the devastation to their city by the atomic bomb. The right hand points upward to symbolize the threat of nuclear weapons, the outstretched left hand is for peace and tranquility. Divine omnipotence is seen in the sturdy physique and serene countenance, and a prayer for the repose of the souls of all war victims is represented by closed eyes. Also, the folded right leg symbolizes quiet meditation, while the left leg is poised for action in assisting humanity.

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