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 There is no avoiding apartments. In dormitory towns the whole landscape looks like it was rolled out by cylinder seal because the buildings and complexes on every city block are the same shape and colour. I once got very lost in the city of Anyang because I couldn't find any landmarks. In the countryside it's common to see a village, a stream, a hill, and a giant white monolith sticking out of the ground like the vanguard of urbanisation. With so many apartments in the country, it's no surprise that they appear in so many of my photos. Here are some from a roll of Ilford XP2 Super 400 I made last spring with a Minolta X700 and 50mm lens. It looks like this tree is pointing at the building and saying, "Remember who will still be here when you are abandoned and crumbling." I made this photo thinking "I wandered lonely as a cloud", but this fellow looks cheerful. In spring, after the field flooding but before the planting. I wonder how much of the rice gro
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Flower Pot

  The flowers in the pot look healthy and pretty, but the shadows on the ground look like they were burned into place by the fierceness of the summer sun.

Small Door

  The small door is interesting in itself, but the markings above suggest that that the door was originally meant to be taller. But probably it's where a shop sign was.


  After a cool tin of coffee at a convenience store, I made a photo of this private academy bus around the corner of the building.

(Another) Room With a View

  This is similar to the photo in my first post, but the light is better and I was looking out the bedroom window instead of the living room window.

In the Kitchen

  I'm not sure what Amice found so interesting, but I'm sure it involved food.

View From the Living Room

  Despite the transmission tower, I think this is quite a good view. The main reason being there are no other apartments visible. In my complex, there are only two corners in two buildings where you don't have to see other apartments. We were lucky to get this place.