April 19, 2017

69 Fantastic Color Snapshots Document Everyday Life of Seoul in the 1960s

Seoul is the capital and largest metropolis of the Republic of Korea (commonly known as South Korea), forming the heart of the Seoul Capital Area, which includes the surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, the world's 16th largest city.

Situated on the Han River, Seoul's history stretches back more than two thousand years when it was founded in 18 BCE by Baekje, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. It continued as the capital of Korea under the Joseon Dynasty. Seoul is surrounded by mountains, the tallest being Mt. Bukhan.

Take a trip back to Seoul in the middle of 1960s to see everyday life there through fantastic color snapshots from Stephen Dreher.


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