Sabrina Hill, the editor of SEOULfi is the indisputable Queen of Urban Exploring and Urban Decay in Korea. With a long record of exploring dead buildings and dead sites in many countries around the world, Sabrina is well known for leading small groups to amazing sites all over Korea. In this series, Sabrina will be bringing you stunning photos from some of her recent expeditions around Korea. If you are interested in attending, you can join her on an upcoming expedition or on a free photowalk. (See the link at the bottom of this page)
These photos are from a massive section of Anyang-city, just south of Seoul which has been largely closed off and the locals pushed out. This area has been slated for re-development for some time, however due to resistance from some hold-outs who feel like they are not being paid their fair share, they are refusing to leave and holding up the destruction of this beautiful site.
A lot of people ask why I go to these places and misunderstand my intentions or make certain assumptions. I like to go to where people have been too a lot more than where people indeed are. I like to study what people leave behind and why. I like the tranquillity and the haunting nature of these sites. These sites, these dead hotels, dead towns are both tragic and beautiful at the same time. To me this strange tension between those two duelling realities really appeals to my curiosity.
To find out more about her photowalks and other tours, follow Expedition Korea on facebook for future event details.
- My hometown Anyang (daniellwy.wordpress.com)
- Urban Explorers give new life to old buildings with help from Instagram (wgntv.com)
- Explorer’s passionate pursuit of urban decay (flickr.net)