Gone and . . . Gone?

There is a lot of construction in Gangneung lately.  I don’t know if it’s because a lot of old buildings are ready to fall down and need to be replaced or if people are getting Olympic fever and trying to make the city look good for 2018.  (The Olympics will be in Pyeongchang County next to Gangneung City but Pyeongchang only has villages and small towns so Gangneung is the place where many visitors will be staying.)  The building in the first photo has disappeared and is being replaced with shiny steel and glass.  It looks cleaner but the old building had character and maybe just needed to be remodelled.  But maybe it wasn’t safe.

20140423-001-006

The building had a couple of shops on the first floor.  This one made name stamps, keys, copies, and so on.  On the third floor of the building was a geomancer.  The name stamp makers moved down the road a little.  I don’t know where the geomancer went.

20140423-001-007

This is another building and it hasn’t disappeared yet.  I’m not sure about the chesterfield.  I don’t know if it was put in front of this back door in the hope that the town council would take it away or if it’s a place to sit and have a smoke.  In both photos you can see a cobweb approach to wiring.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s