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Children of Men (2006)

Exploring the Art at Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을)

For more photos and videos of the village’s art, explore the 감천문화마을 (Gamcheon Culture Village) location page.

Gamcheon Culture Village (감천문화마을) in South Korea is a small village filled with art and history. Located on a mountainside in southern Busan, locals often compare the village’s view of dense buildings to Greece’s Santorini, Peru’s Machu Picchu and even Lego blocks for its shape and colorfulness. Inside the village, narrow alleys spread throughout the city like a maze where people are likely to run into multi-colored buildings, quirky art installations and stylish galleries.

The village, also called Taegukdo Village, was founded in 1918 when thousands of people, many of them followers of the Taegukdo religion, fled to the war-free area of Busan. As a village settled by war refugees, it existed as one of the poorest areas in the region until very recently. In 2009, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched a project to preserve the village, turning it into the artistic community it is today. Now, the picturesque scenery the village provides is known to be a great place for photos, and many local and visiting Instagrammers alike come to document and share the art found all over the city.

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Colour Palettes: Game of Thrones season 4; episode 2 “The Lion and the Rose”

"People everywhere have their differences. In some places, the highborn frown upon those of low birth. In other places, the rape and murder of women and children is considered distasteful."

"I’ve taken thousands of photos of people in New York, and I find out a little bit about…"

"I’m Hustle Man! That’s all you need to know."

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"When I was growing up people would ask if I had the choice, which one would I choose, and it was a really tough decision. Music is my love, I live and breath it in a way and acting is something that I’ve just always enjoyed doing and I find it really interesting."

Gangnam district at day time, Seoul, South Korea (source)

"It’s true then, what they’re saying on the train. Harry Potter has come to Hogwarts."

Gyeongbokgung palace in 1988-1989 (by John T Simm)

白金温泉 Shirogane hot springs, Hokkaido #3 by Takashi K. A (2010)

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Cherry Bright Sky by Hideya HAMANO

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Mountain Hiking Trail in Lijiang, China by pho.tho.mas

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Winter Scenery of Mochou Lake, Nanjing City, China