HRH the Duke of Gloucester has been in Seoul representing the Queen for the formalities which mark the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War ceasefire on 27 July. With Ambassador Wightman and the veterans minister Mark Francois he met with President Park Geun-hye, who said she was looking forward to her state visit to the […]
David Kilburn's Kahoidong hanok campaign makes it to the New York Times. Saving a Korean Courtyard House District: http://nyti.ms/hUITBL #
Today's Grauniad has some striking photos of the recent Kim Jong-un parade in Pyongyang. Some of daily life in Pyongyang too. Photos by Dan Chung. # The cultural life of North Korea. Did you know Dan Brown is a hit there? Interesting piece in the Grauniad. http://bit.ly/ccnpdM # More photos of 65th anniversary of the […]
A foreigner's battle to preserve South Korea's hanoks – LA Times. More coverage for David Kilburn's Kahoidong campaign http://lat.ms/br7d1t #
David Kilburn talks about hanok preservation in an interview with KBS World: http://bit.ly/9seisq #. I do hope the KCC get around to inviting him to give a talk. This is an important subject.
Re Hahoe and Yangdong: David Kilburn reminds us that those two villages, recently listed at UNESCO, were lucky not to be inside the Seoul Metropolitan area. “Hanoks can survive … when they are outside Seoul.” The approach in Seoul is to knock hanoks down, even when they are in a conservation area. http://bit.ly/aC3flu #