Just beyond the residential area, the watchtower of Suwon Hwaseong looms

Watch tower at end of street
Residential area near Suwon Hwaseong
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I was walking just outside of Suwon Hwaseong, a World Heritage site. Viewed from the outside, Hwaseong is surrounded by fortress walls, which rise at the end of the street. Unlike in the Yi Dynasty, when the fortress was actually in use, there is an ordinary residential area just outside the walls, lined with houses.

A woman came out of her house just as I was passing by one. She was standing by the side of the road, holding an umbrella. On top of the hill beyond the woman's house, the magnificent stone Suwon Hwaseong watchtower looms. From the tower, the woman's house must be clearly visible. If I lived in a house just outside the city walls, I would feel like I was being watched all the time.

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PHOTO DATA

No

8144

Shooting Date

Jul 2008

Posted On

December 9, 2013

Modified On

September 2, 2022

Place

Suwon, South Korea

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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