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Indulge In Nostalgia With These Photographs of Seoul’s Historic Places

Having a dream to travel the world? Who wouldn’t want to! Most especially if it’s to the City of Future – Seoul, South Korea. Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. In going to such places, our main purpose is to know about their culture and to explore their various historic places and beautiful sceneries. Join us as we look back on some of Seoul’s rich history.

Sungseok Ahn is a Korean artist who is behind the project Historic Present. In this project, He wondered about the memories of the past in the fast transition of scenery of the present. He came up with an idea to install pictures of some historical place in Seoul by overlapping the present location with an old image of the exact place. When photographs of the past meet the present, expect a series of sentiment and nostalgia in remembering some unforgettable events. Scroll down and check them out below.

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Freedom Center

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Jeongto temple Pagoda

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Gwanghwamun (Main gate of Gyeongbokgung)

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Cheonan Independence Hall

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Cheomseongdae

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Bunhwang Temple Pagoda

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Sungnyemun(Main Gate of Hanyang Capital City)

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Yeongwol Station

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Old Seoul Station

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Jeonghye Temple 13-Storey Pagoda

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Janganmun (North Gate of Suwon Hwaseong)

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Paldalmun (South Gate of Suwon Hwaseong)

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Donhwamun(Main gate of Changdeok Palace)

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Cheonan Hall

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Pagoda Park

Sungseok Ahn featured Historic Present
Independence Gate

Have a tour with Sungseok Ahn, and get to know more about Seoul’s wonders. Check out his website. It’ll be great to hear from you, feel free to leave your comments and opinions below.

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