One of the places that I really wanted to visit when I was in Sangju was the site of the Bukcheon Battleground in the 1592 Imjin War. I had spied it atop a hill on the way to school the first week I was there; truth be told, it was worrying when YY-sem told me what it was– the idea of ghosts terrify me to death, and a battlefield did seem like fertile grounds for such phantoms. Well the only apparitions that existed were in my overactive imagination (as usual), though I did have a shock when I saw mannequins depicting a scene in one of the buildings; the place was beautiful, in any case.
It was enjoyable having that much free time and having next to no one- save for an old man taking an afternoon walk- in the vicinity while I set up my tripod to take some photos. The scenery was so calm and pretty, what with the mountains in the background and sparkling waters all around.