Abandoned Neighbourhood

From one roof looking at another. I wanted to go to the building in the upper right, which was a yeogwan.

O-shil probably missing a -rak- in the middle.

We had to make it across this chasm.

He's getting there. The others decided to take the long way around. Anjee beat us all over there doing just that.

This way leads to an inhabited place.

Going down to the sauna.

I think this helpful sign was in the women's side.

THis one was in the men's side.

A yeogwan bed.

On the roof with Kat.

And there's Michael below.

Looking toward the part of the city that's not being destroyed.

I was especially curious to get closer to those buildings.

A nice tiled roof.

This wall lined with Mexican barbwire laid in pieces on the ground.

It seems like the homeowners lost faith in the red tiles and wanted to build a more exterior roof overtop. Not sure, as I'd never seen anything like this before.

Hanoks have that dip in the roof line, but not quite this extreme.

My friends were back this way. I can see Kat in her red jacket on the left.

Another look at that roof.

It took some climbing to get up to the best place to view this roof.

Now my eyes were turned on this place. What's going on over there?

And that's my way out of this building, through this window using torn up pieces of the floor as footholds.

I just came from that I think.

The balcony on this place was flimsy.

This is definitel Hanok-inspired but more clearly a traditionally tiled roof on a non-Hanok base.

The building next door was still inhabited.

A very interesting mish-mash of styles I find just as interesting as pure traditional.

A clsoer look at the roof tiles.


The interior also had a lot of character.

I got onto the roof of the two-storey part, where I had another view of this.

Then some of my friends arrived.

Very worn down.

This was beautiful.

So was this.

Abandoned pictures in one of the outhouses.

The car box I guess?

This must have been the final resident.

And one of her ancestors?

Need to learn more about this style of architecture.

We found a bunch of World Cup 2002 merch in the dirt.

After trying to track down Anjee, we ventured deeper into the area, to where the demolition was more extensive but several more traditional buildings still stood. I was interested in the line of the roof facing directly at me.

Details of the madang.

This is a gorgeous old building.

Seen from farther away.

Another one made of humbler materials, except possibly those roof beams.

Spring has sprung.

We got to this place, which looked to me like the best example of a legit Hanok.

These pictures were on the ground.

And this in the outhouse.

The wood-carving detail in the windows was impressive.

Ryan agreed.

A view from on top of the gate.

Looking at the tiles.

Not sure the context of this picture but something about the scene makes me think this is in Korea.

Ryan heads upstairs.

Some of the latticework.

This kitchen is far from traditional though, as it is on the same level as the rest of the house sitting on top of the ondol surface.

The others catch up with us.

On the roof.

Ryan found a picture of the same place in better days.

Kat had her gun and wanted blood.

Cable electricity vs wind power.

I like how the school had solar panels that actually resembled traditional Korean roof tiles.

In comparison, here's how a traditional roof actually looks.

Imagine if you were this white girl.

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