Downtown Gangneung

The fronts of buildings often get makeovers to please tourists or attract customers, but the spaces and alleys between buildings are neglected forever. Unless a restaurant or coffee shop somewhere down the alley gets noticed on social media and becomes famous . . .

Bicycle Parked Under Electrical Meters, Gangneung.

All four sides of the Homeplus/CGV building downtown are nice and neat with hedges, tile paving, benches (if you don’t mind smokers), and lampposts.

Homeplus Lamppost, Gangneung.

I think this is where I’m supposed to say something insightful about the modern urban landscape. But nope, I’m just an ignoramus with a camera.

Keep on snappin’ away!

6 thoughts on “Downtown Gangneung

  1. Jeez, that first pic looks like an accident waiting to happen! I imagine you don’t hear the phrase over there that is often made by some people in the UK who feel their right to kill themselves is being oppressed: “It’s Health & Safety gone mad”


  2. Great shots. Easy to walk past those…not always easy to see the shot. Well done.

    You’ve mentioned the smokers a lot, so I guess this is a common sight. Do they dispose of their butts properly? Over here not that many people smoke in the street any more – but too often those that do just throw their butts on the ground. Almost no-one gets fined (even though it is an offence). Not enough officials (maybe that’s a good thing) and even if they were pulled up on it, they’d probably give the official such a mouthful that they would regret ever saying anything.


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