He looks like he might be trying to escape these ultra-modern apartments being put up in the background. But there is no escaping. While the population of Gangneung slowly goes down, more and more apartment buildings go up. Vacation homes for rich Seoulites who come for the skiing and the beach? Maybe construction is driven by speculation.
One of the lovely things about the city is that from almost everywhere you can see the mountains in the background. It’s a welcome relief from all the concrete, cars, and rubbish.
This man became curious about what I was making photos of, and when he got past me he turned around and hovered behind, staring in the direction my camera was pointing. His expression told me that he couldn’t see anything of interest and he eventually went away. The point of interest was, of course, himself.
(The version on this website is quite soft, while the version on my computer is sharp and clear. Maybe I forgot to click ‘sharpen for screen’ when exporting or something.)