I’ve posted photos of the Seongyojang residence before, but here are two black and white film photographs from April 2007.
This is one of my favourite photographs, so I recently got a 50MB scan of the film done. It’s a cherry tree in blossom. Some months ago I went back to this location to make a colour photo of the same scene but it wasn’t possible. I don’t remember what had changed now. The tree was gone? Something had been built next to it? Anyway, some ‘improvement’ for tour groups.
This was the next frame on the roll of film and this building is just around the corner from the cherry tree. The new leaves on the large tree were light green and look almost white in this photo. I tried remaking this photo in colour as well, but I couldn’t seem to be there at the right time for the lovely leaves. The building on the right is always closed and the building on the left is a souvenir shop.