Seoul   Gangnam in style

  

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just a glimpse, stay tuned for more to explore  MilesAstray unfolds in retrospect. I was living these stories full time, now I'm making space to pen them down. Head over to the countries section for the latest places/stories and completed countries.

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glimpse: FROZEN WATER UNDER THE BRDGE | What if the water under the bridge was frozen? Would it change anything? Would it change you? Would you change anything? Would your choice become easier or more difficult with more time at hand? And would it matter at all if you were looking the other way? Would you prefer to keep going with the flow?

 

glimpse: MIDPOINT | Dear Next Generations, our present was your past as much as our ancestors' future. It was a time of change and juxtapositions, lingering on tomorrow's verge while clinging onto almost forgotten yesteryears. Past generations must have occupied the same torn spot on the timeline and so will you; yet I feel that we are exactly the midpoint, dangling in-between two wholly distinct eras. TV and Temples. Antennas and wood carvings. Flaking paint and lavish illumination lending colors to our cities. I hope your day will be as intriguing as ours. Best, Miles

glimpse: CANDY ASPIRATIONS | Join me for the vertigo-view from N Seoul Tower onto South Korea's capital: Reflected in the viewing platform's pane you see a candy store with a couple standing in front choosing their sugar of choice. Their silhouettes interrupt the reflection and give way to the metropolis below, allowing for the city lights of buildings and cars to mingle with the equally colorful candy in the back. The scene brims with modern societal aspirations, while the couple becomes a bridge between the outside and the inside world.

 

Hahoe   The village realm lingered on the brink of oblivion.

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

story lived, yet to be written
Daegu / Putting Melons to Sleep
story lived, yet to be written
Hahoe / Real People Living in Tourist Bubbles
story lived, yet to be written
Seoul / Going Local by Visiting Friends
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Daegu / Putting Melons to Sleep

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yet to be written

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Hahoe / Real People Living in Tourist Bubbles

story lived

yet to be written

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Seoul / Going Local by Visiting Friends

story lived

yet to be written

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