Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Florida Without The Ocean
Had a little time on my hands and decided to venture up to a "tourist attraction" in Northwest Seoul called Seodaemun Prison A place where the Japanese tortured and killed many Korean people in the early 1900's.
The pictures I took don't really justify the erie feeling you get when on the tour. I must admit in a weird way it was a little funny because they're wax mannequins screaming from the cells. One kinda not so funny moment I had and saw in there, was the scratch marks on the floors and concrete walls of the cells counting days, (I'm guessing) something that resembled a checker board, and people's names. There was one area on the tour where you can't take pictures, it was a old wooden building surrounded by 15ft concrete walls. A trap door on the floor inside the building, where people were hung and then carted out a secret tunnel to be disposed of.......Two trees grow outside of the building, one on each side of the concrete wall....the one on the outside is a fully grown tree,the one on the inside has barely grown at all, a sign says it's because of the martyrs and what happened in those four walls. More info on the link above but for now here's some pictures....