A series of photos, uploaded to Flickr by the son of a former US worker in South Korea, have gone viral on the South Korean internet. Netizens are amazed by the apparent changes the pictures document, with some likening the landscape to the Jurassic period and North Korea.
Beautiful pictures of rural area
Preparation underway for a state visit by American president Eisenhower in 1960. After the Korean War the popularity of Ike (Eisenhower’s nickname) popularity was such that (particularly in the pro-American atmosphere after the April Revolution). Eisenhower cancelled his trip to Japan on account of the anti-Security Treaty movement and anti-American protests and decided to visit South Korea instead, receiving an overwhelming welcome. Well over a million people gathered to greet him in Seoul with many orphans produced due to poor crowd control… ㅡㅡ
A washing spot in Yongsan
A farmer using a water mill with the children playing in his field
Changgyeong Palace Picnic
In front of Chosun Hotel, Seoul
Comments from ILBE:
Fuck I love this
Why does it look so foreign ke ke
Fuck I cannot believe Russia and America already had satellites orbiting around the earth. Equally amazing is that the Korea in those pictures launched a satellite as well just yesterday.
Wow the rural areas kill me, I want to live there.
I love you President Park ㅜㅜ
I vaguely remember the 70s when there were shit loads of horse carriages in front of Seoul Central Station. Hardly believable huh? I fucking feel shit out of place when I go there now… ke ke
Looking a lot like North Korea, a bit shitty maybe..
Upload some comparative photos with North Korea now. North Korea 2000s VS 60-70s South Korea
The airport photo made me think of the African wilderness
That li’l yankee lolini must have been going round poppin’ cherries all the same back then
Such a tearjerker… A miracle indeed…
These photos ought to be widely circulated so as to wake people up. But who took these??
Did you take these photos? Can you identify anyone in these photos?