[KS] Photographs of Cheongyecheon in 1965, and other Seoul scenes
Kwang On Yoo
lovehankook at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 08:12:26 EST 2010
Thanks for the photographs. You always come up with nice ones.
These pictures had captured very important moment of Seoul:
1965: 청개천 복개 공사
City of Seoul is going to cover the stream completely with
Many photos show concrete pilings in the stream for placing slabs
on top of them.
1967: 청개천 고가도로 공사
Covering the stream is done.
Now they are going to build an elevated highway on top of the
Photos show concrete beams ready for the elevated highway.
Thank you again for a piece of history.
On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 12:12 PM, don kirk <kirkdon at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks for these -- really interesting. Hard to believe Cheongyecheon was
> like that. Looks like sights I've seen in Manila.
> --- On *Fri, 3/5/10, Afostercarter at aol.com <Afostercarter at aol.com>* wrote:
> From: Afostercarter at aol.com <Afostercarter at aol.com>
> Subject: [KS] Photographs of Cheongyecheon in 1965, and other Seoul scenes
> To: Koreanstudies at koreaweb.ws
> Date: Friday, March 5, 2010, 7:57 AM
> *Apologies to those on the ASCK and BAKS lists for cross-posting. *
> Dear friends and colleagues,
> Sorry if this is old hat. But some remarkable photographs of
> an impoverished Cheongyecheon in 1965 - and a wealth of
> other images of Seoul in the 1950s-70s - can be found here:
> Many thanks to Tom Coyner and Alan Timblick for the link.
> Already by 1982, when I first visited, there were no
> scenes remotely resembling this. The extraordinary
> pace of change in modern South Korea may be a cliché ,
> but so stark a visual reminder can still make you gasp.
> Belated Samil greetings to one and all,
> Aidan Foster-Carter
> *Honorary Senior Research Fellow in Sociology & Modern Korea, Leeds
> University, UK *
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