The shadow of a Hiroshima victim, permanently etched into stone steps after the 1945 atomic bomb. The stone immediately behind the victim was shielded slightly. The rest got washed out by the radiation like when done gets bleached by the sun.
Dressed in formal, black kimono maiko (apprentice geisha) from the Miyagawa-cho district of Kyoto, Japan visit tea houses and teachers to wish them a happy new year. In front the maiko Fukuhiro with Fukue, Fukuho and Fukuya behind.
Beautiful photo of the bridge! / Walk the Brooklyn Bridge. An elevated pedestrian and bike path keeps you away from the traffic. The bridge architecture is great, as are the views of the city. Brooklyn Bridge, New York City (by James Neeley)