As I noted in a previous post, Gindeung Maeul, a neighbourhood near where I live, is being torn down to make way for part of the Banghwa New Town. It can be seen jutting out on the right below:
Here's what it looks like from above in a photo taken in early 2006, with the area scheduled for demolition marked off:
Here are the plans for the New Town, taken from the official website:
Here's a view of a corner store taken in December 2006,
and October 2008.
Of course, I managed to find a tall perch from which to take time-lapse panoramas of the destruction:
This is quite the comparison with how it looked back in June:
At that time I photographed these women tending to a garden. It seemed the owner (or resident) of this dwelling was not planning on leaving anytime soon.
It seems that was a correct guess.
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