Why I Love My Neighborhood: Suyu

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    Luscious greenery at the foot of Mt. Bukhan sets the scene for magic moments. Photo by Vivian Lee for Seoulist

All pictures were taken with the Holga 120GCFN film camera.

Photo by Vivian Lee for Seoulist

A neighbor’s home. The gated door entices passersby to peek at the manicured lawn and neatly trimmed trees.

Rose garden behind The White Birch, a local art gallery.

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It doesn’t have to be 5 o’clock. This mart faces Mt. Bukhan, which sets a serene, scenic atmosphere conducive to a friendly round of drinks, even in the morning.

Architectural appreciation. One of the modern-looking buildings scattered throughout the neighborhood—with its gray-toned, boxy exterior and metal railings, it outshines surrounding brick homes.

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Luscious greenery at the base of Mt. Bukhan.

Magic moments. A boy walks on a stream of dirt and rocks.

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The 4.19 National Cemetery. The 4.19 National Cemetery commemorates student and labor groups that protested and died in the pro-democracy uprising under President Rhee Syng-man. While it is a public space, silence and respect are enforced.

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The local buses passing through the neighborhood.

These stairs, snaked with vines and bushes.

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The flea market at Gangbuk Cultural Art Hall. The market takes place every second Saturday of the month. Used items ranging from children’s toys to winter jackets can be found.

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Vivian Lee

About Vivian Lee

Vivian enjoys the thrill and chase of finding new scenery and happenings the city has to offer. Visit her Tumblr for more.

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