Northwest of Seoul
I drove by Gijachon, the former "Journalist Village." It was demolished sometime before April 2013 and nothing was done with the land. Now that I actually work for a newspaper, this bothers me a little more.
I stumbled into Eunpyeong-gu Hanok Village, a cluster of striking Hanok buildings that are not exactly traditional but take the concept of Hanok architecture into the 21st century. As you can see by this convenience store, it is now partially open.
But construction is still very much ongoing.
I have my doubts this will become a residential area. The houses are too big and grand for regular people, and too open to the public for rich people. Seems more likely it'll become restaurants or something.
The mountains are a pretty spectacular backdrop.
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