Little back alleys of Samgakji (삼각지)

The lesser known areas around Seoul, even if they’re not really for tourists or visitors, are definitely worth exploring.

a girl and her ampersand.

Got to explore the area around Samgakji (삼각지) subway station yesterday and was not expecting to find the most interesting back alleys, just minutes away from the Ministry of Defence and the US Embassy American Center in Korea. Walking along the narrow and uneven paths strewn with all kinds of belongings from sofas and armchairs to cabbages growing in large pots, these back alleys seemed to have slowly accumulated their distinct character through decades of having served as paths (and storage space) for the people who live in the houses that line them. Some of the houses themselves seem so old and cobbled together that it is hard to believe that this is Seoul in 2013.

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