Meandering

The last couple weekends I’ve stayed in town. I needed a bit of a rest but I was also curious how the seasonal changes were affecting the city that I explored back when it was biting cold.

These are from an 8km walk I took one lonely Saturday. It is coming out of yellow dust season here (it comes over from China and covers everything in a fine layer of yellow) but (despite what I’ve been told) I also believe the atmospheric perspective in a lot of these shots is smog. Korea is an industrial country and my town is a major west coast port with a substantial industrial area.

I’ve been finding the lines of some of the older Korean architecture quite interesting.

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I actually took this photo for my brother. When we were little we called daisies “pooh flowers” because they don’t smell great. There are, oddly enough, daisies everywhere here.

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A couple shots of Gunsan from up high.

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I just really loved the greenery in contrast with the building.

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Another shot of Gunsan from up high. It was actually late afternoon in this shot but everything felt really quiet and heavy.

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As cute as it may seem it becomes annoying rather quickly. This truck (and many others like it) drives around town and announces on a bullhorn what he’s selling and the prices. He stops if you flag him down or run at him like he’s an ice cream truck.

I did mention the bullhorn, right? There are no noise by-laws here. Sometimes it’s the things you never would have thought of that you miss the most. I will also mention here that I was recently woken up at 3:30am to the sound of jack hammering on the main road, a half block away from my apartment (my profanities were endless).

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