Korean War

Korean War

59년 대관령

59년 대관령

Entrance on a narrow dirt road to a typical village in central Korea south of Hongchon in June 1951. Only one small stretch of road in Korea—from Seoul to Inchon—was paved. All other roads were of dirt and gravel, about eighteen feet wide, and, in the countryside, lined with Lombardy poplars.

Entrance on a narrow dirt road to a typical village in central Korea south of Hongchon in June 1951. Only one small stretch of road in Korea—from Seoul to Inchon—was paved. All other roads were of dirt and gravel, about eighteen feet wide, and, in the countryside, lined with Lombardy poplars.

Changnyongmun 1968-08-06 蒼龍門 창룡문 (East Gate) / Hwaseong Fortress 화성 華城 68D08-0712 | by Pal Meir, Flickr

Changnyongmun 1968-08-06 蒼龍門 창룡문 (East Gate) / Hwaseong Fortress 화성 華城 68D08-0712 | by Pal Meir, Flickr

Most Koreans were peasant farmers who lived in villages such as this, and went out every day to work the fields nearby. The villages were built wholly of local materials and seemed to grow naturally out of the earth. In a country of astonishing natural beauty, they were often the most lovely sights of all. Villages were usually only a mile or so apart. It was a rare person who was not moved by their homely beauty and by the surpassing serenity of the Korean landscape.

Most Koreans were peasant farmers who lived in villages such as this, and went out every day to work the fields nearby. The villages were built wholly of local materials and seemed to grow naturally out of the earth. In a country of astonishing natural beauty, they were often the most lovely sights of all. Villages were usually only a mile or so apart. It was a rare person who was not moved by their homely beauty and by the surpassing serenity of the Korean landscape.

1950s Seoul

1950s Seoul

Korea, 1953. Photographer unknown

Korea, 1953. Photographer unknown

Korean War during Korean People Color Photo

Korean War during Korean People Color Photo

Suwon (수원시): Street scene. This photo is taken from the upper story of the South Gate, overlooking the main street. Circa 1920

Suwon (수원시): Street scene. This photo is taken from the upper story of the South Gate, overlooking the main street. Circa 1920

https://flic.kr/p/x1tX9 | Outside the wall Suwon Hwaseong Fortress 1966 | Hwaseong/Suwon, South Korea 1966

https://flic.kr/p/x1tX9 | Outside the wall Suwon Hwaseong Fortress 1966 | Hwaseong/Suwon, South Korea 1966

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