Jeju water towers


If you search for ‘Jeju water towers’ in Google, you don’t get many hits. Indeed, one of the hits you do get is to the post on this blog in which I made a passing reference.

That’s a pity; although it may not seem like the most promising subject, they are an interesting feature of the landscape. Someone has recognised that the concrete sides are a blank canvas, and that they could be painted with scenes that reflect the surroundings in which the towers are placed, either contemporary or that recall the past. Someone has paid good money to have artists convert what could have been something that detracts from the landscape into something that enhances it. They’re not all painted, and some of the painting is quite tired looking, but I appreciate them.

I wonder who does the paintings, anyway? There must be a small team somewhere.





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