Only in Paris by Duncan J.D. Smith

103 7 th Arrondissement Japanese government to signify harmony between nature and the work of Man, a message reinforced by the garden’s Fon- taine de la Paix . Attached to a wall at the far end of the Japanese garden is something extraordinary. It is the stone head of an an- gel found miraculously intact amongst the ruins of Nagasaki in August 1945. The use of the atomic bomb on the city helped bring an end to the Pacific War but it also claimed 80,000 lives in the process. The angel once adorned a Roman Catholic church in the town of Urakami on the outskirts of the city, which before its destruction was one of the largest Christian churches in the Far East. The City of Nagasaki donated the angel to UNESCO to help mark its 30 th anniversary in 1976. Another anniversary is marked at the far end of the Japanese Garden. The so-called Espace de Méditation by Japanese architect Tadao Ando is a cylindri- cal single-storey structure commissioned by UNESCO to commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the adoption of UNESCO’s constitution. Inside are a couple of chairs where one should pause and think about the price of peace, whilst looking out over a pavement of granite slabs brought from the city of Hiroshima. Other places of interest nearby: 95, 96 The Angel of Nagasaki in the grounds of UNESCO