Seoul – South Korea by Shannon Aston

2 Jul
South Korea

Korea is often forgotten because of its bigger cousins Japan and China after centuries of invasion, occupation, division and war.  An ultra-conservative, patriarchal society full of stoic, proud and diligent people, the Koreans are ready to take on the world now the playing field has been evened.  Incredibly ambitious, hard-working and aspirational, Korea is the major anomaly of all the modern cultures which have emerged post globalization.  A Confucian core dictates strict study, endless work and conformity to the group, but a sentimental and superstitious aspect to their character have seen them become fast adopters of Christianity to fill in the metaphysical gap left by Confucianism.  Koreans are deeply spiritual, quick to adopt, yet resistant to change and ever conscious of the painful past their ancestors endured.  



3 Responses to “Seoul – South Korea by Shannon Aston”

  1. sedge808 July 4, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    very, very cool shots.

  2. Alan O'Riordan July 6, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Amazing shots (the clarity s phenomenal in the night shots) and a nice commentary to go with them too.

  3. elzopi September 8, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    very nice; your images remind of us of the quiet and sublime landscapes and life that his economic and social dynamo has to offer

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