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25. Day 3, we went draining. See if you can guess which person in this picture is, not joking, legally blind.
26. Checking an exit, which was locked.
27. He wore the gas mask because he complained last time he went into the drain he got asthma.
28. The left two are historians who are working on a project related to a massive US military base upstream that is going to close soon. I invited them along to look for connections to the base.
29. We later learned there is a small reconstruction of the same stream we're in, on post.
30. And this is how the stream we are in looked before it was buried.
31. The way forward gets tricky.
32. Ahead lies the Bone Tunnel.
33. It's not just a name. We have learned there may have been a slaughterhouse upstream, and these bones may have travelled under the US base to get here.
34. We had supper at the recreation of a former tent village
. The tent village popped up around six years ago on the site of a former red-light district
. I explored the red-light district back in the day, and I explored the tent village when it was abandoned a couple years ago. Some of the restaurants from there relocated to a nearby highrise basement. It is always our afterparty place of choice.
35. Then we got up to shenanigans on the roof.
37. This "forest" is a former railyard
that has been in developmental limbo since 2013. Under the surface are 388,000 cubic meters of industrial waste, and nobody wants to take the responsibility of cleaning it up. The trees are new, and were either planted there or have grown extra fast due to mutation by toxic waste. There are industrial facilities still scattered here and there.
38. Day 4, we visited an abandoned neighbourhood. There's an active Buddhist temple at the top of that hill.
39. Also an abandoned church nearby.
40. Demolition scaffolding pierced a wall built over some stained glass.
41. Here's how the church supposedly used to look.
42. The whole weekend I brought along cat food, as this holiday is the biggest time of the year for pet abandonment.
43. Next stop was Bamgol Village, a slum that was built by squatters following the Korean War. They're still considered squatters, and they were evicted recently.
44. All but one old woman, living alone in the last remaining house.
45. This house used to be packed in with lots of neighbours, but the old woman sat by behind her walls as all other structures were removed. You can see before/after pictures in this article
46. Next, we gathered at the home of two rooftoppers who were too busy with their newborn baby to go out for the holiday. Fortunately they live in a very nice rooftop house in Gangnam.
47. The husband's family name is Parker and they named their son Peter, so we were literally rooftopping with Peter Parker. Despite any thoughts of endangerment, they are very
careful with him around ledges.
48. Though this "adventurous" houseguest seemed a lot more Spider-man-like.
49. Barbecue time.
51. He showed the Parkers their roof lock is pretty well worthless.
52. Group photo time!
53. But wait... There's an abandoned house right next door.
54. We got in and found a mildly new car parked inside.
55. North Korea's missile development system.
54. About the most remarkable thing I found was somebody's rock collection
55. After that, I said bye to Peter Parker.
56. Man, they sure do grow up fast these days, don't they?