Continuing with the last post, I offer some pictures of Coetzer’s adventure from October 3, 2016. I apologize for the overall quality of the images. Most of the photographs lack any decent sense of composition; Plus, the photo quality is shit. It seems I neglected to think it would be a good idea to wipe down the lens of my iPhone. Oh, well. You can’t go back in time. These are snapshots of a moment in my life. It’s easy to forget the adventures if I don’t write about them. This website has been useful in allowing a place to revisit past explorations. If I didn’t do this, I would have a bunch of pictures wasting away. I’d instead post them here for myself and other curious people. On with the show……
The Mountain God Shrine (삼신각)
I don’t remember all the small villages we visited that day, but as long as Coetzer and I had the energy, we kept going. Coetzer doesn’t need much to keep going, as I found out on that day. The photos in this post take place in the late afternoon. I recall a lot of highs and lows throughout the day. Before we arrived at the sanshingak, the fatigue was winning. Coming across this abandoned shrine for the mountain was an energy boost.
A short walk from the hermitage and shrine was what appeared to be an occupied house, but in reality, somebody had abandoned quite a long time ago. When Coetzer led me to this place, I was hesitant to enter as it seemed lived in. My thoughts led me to think, “What did I get myself into with this guy?” It turns out he was right. Nobody had lived there for a long time. It was disheartening as most of the stuff was still there. It was as if one day, a family decided to leave and never come back. I can’t imagine the circumstances which would lead to this occurring.