Day 3: "The Castle", Hwajinpo Beach, South Korea
This small stone villa perched among fragrant pine trees is about as close as most people can get to North Korea, in more than one way. It is only a few kilometres away from the border, and it was the childhood home of the boy who grew up to become the leader of the North.
Kim Jong Il was six years old when his father, North Korea founder Kim Il Sung, took ownership of the house known as “The Castle” near scenic Hwajinpo Beach. When the Korean War ended in 1953, the border between the Koreas was redrawn, and the villa wound up in the South.
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It has an amazing view of the mountains leading to the border and on the other side a beautiful beach.
This shirt is a favorite vintage find I acquired years ago and the vibrant colors remind me so much of Etro paisley prints. Coincidentally these colors are in tune with the strong vibrant colors for SS2011 inspired by 70's YSL.