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Exploring the Historical Site of Anapji (안압지), South Korea

For more photos and videos from Anapji, explore the 동궁과 월지 (안압지) / Anapji location page.

Within the historical grounds of Gyeongju National Park in Gyeongju, South Korea, a legendary, man-made pond lends its scenic beauty to the park lands. Named Anapji (안압지), which means a lake for geese and ducks, the pond was constructed in 674 CE during the Silla Dynasty as a garden for the royal family. Ancient writings say that the pond and its surroundings housed many rare and exotic plants, flowers and animals for the Silla rulers to enjoy. Several pavilions and mountain-like landscapes were placed around the pond in addition to the artificial islands built inside it. When the Silla Dynasty collapsed in 935 CE, Anapji fell to ruins. In 1974—over a millennium later—restoration of the pond began and in just over a decade it was restored to its original state. Thousands of ancient artifacts have been excavated from the bottom of the pond and many are now displayed in a nearby museum.

Now, Anapji is appreciated not only for its historical value, but once again for its gorgeous garden. Local and visiting Instagrammers have captured the pond’s beauty, often shooting at night to capture the glowing reflections of the pavillions in the pond’s waters.

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Park Chung hee x JFK

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Park Chung hee x JFK

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Hong Seon Jang (South Korean) - 1,2,3: Geographic Wave +details, 2009-2011   Installation: National Geographic Magazines, Binder Clips, Push Pins  4,5: Maze, 2013  Installation: Vinyl Tiles, Pedestals  6,7: Type City, 2009  Installation: Metal Printing Press, Type  8: Type City, 2012  Installation: Letterpress on Wood Panel  9,10:  Prism, 2011 Color Spray Paint on Fishing Wire

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tatmanblue:

Amazing

Awww

Wow. That took guts.

At first I was like okay why are we throwing away a ladder and then my heart melted.
True story.

This is how society should recompense the wild life , not run them over when you get the chance.

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thedreadpiratejames:

theothercogirl:

tatmanblue:

Amazing

Awww

Wow. That took guts.

At first I was like okay why are we throwing away a ladder and then my heart melted.

True story.

This is how society should recompense the wild life , not run them over when you get the chance.

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[로열 파이럿츠 Royal Pirates] - Drawing The Line MV

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Brooklyn-based Korean sculptor Seung Mo Park ongoing work, utilizes Park’s keen eye for shapes and shadows to form his monochromatic works. His multilayered lattice structures use their network of crossing wires to create deeper shades in areas of concentration and, alternatively, a sense of light in areas where Park clips the wires down.

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“One has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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