Tree and Vine

Jukheon Reservoir, Gangneung. 2019

A road goes all the way around Jukheon Reservoir and you can see everything from tombs to farms to woods to pensions to gateball courts to men fishing next to No Fishing signs. It’s normally quiet at the reservoir – there are few cars driving around and it’s not a tourist spot.

It’s a six kilometre bicycle ride from my apartment to the artificial lake, so by the time I arrive, look around, and make some photos, I’m pretty thirsty. Sometimes I sit by the side of the road with a thermos of tea and enjoy a view like the one in the photo above. More often than not I’ll sit by some graves and enjoy a cool drink. The dead don’t seem to mind, they’re quiet, and I tip a small libation as payment for the seat.

6 thoughts on “Tree and Vine

  1. Sounds nice and relaxing, Marcus. The perfect get-away from the stresses of modern life – and the proximity of graves always seems to help ‘Get the big picture’ when one is ‘sweating the small stuff’.

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