Today’s post will be a quickie about our return to my old neighborhood in Yeongdeungpo-gu. I was there, alone, just under an hour on a late Sunday afternoon. I didn’t take many pictures that day with my iPhone or film cameras; I had limited time to roam, so going through every empty house wasn’t an option.

As my quarantine is over, my list of visitations grows longer. While returning to this area is not as pressing as other sites, I might have a chance to visit during my winter break. Now, onwards to the pictures!

There was not enough time, and being monotonous to go through every house in this alleyway.
A tea kettle doubles as a doorstop

It wouldn’t be Korean urban exploration if there weren’t some shamanic evidence. This exploration was the first time I found bujeok placed under the vinyl covering on the floor.

Let’s take a closer look at the bujeok:

Oh, here’s Ipchun Daegil bujeok, but I mostly want to show how the owners of this particular house designed it to let in natural light. 

One parting shot of an area in this neighborhood already destroyed. By the time I go back, there’s a high probability that the rest of the buildings will be gone. If you are familiar with Korean folk culture, you will notice the cranes on the discarded partition in the picture’s foreground. Cranes are traditional symbols of longevity in Korea.

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