I thought of this photo recently and thought I’d do a part two to the Weekly Photo Challenge. This photo was taken in Seoul, South Korea.
Taken in Namyang-ju, South Korea while on something of a hike with my school. I am fascinated with animals. In part because I believe they carry a message with them, but also because they’re amazing in what they do and how they do it. I love spiders, they’re amazing creatures.
For those interested in animal totems, they represent infinity, linking the past to the future. Spiders are also weavers of stories, dreams, illusions and fate. Spiders remind you to maintain balance.
This photo was taken at the DMZ in South Korea. The Demilitarised Zone is the land in between North and South Korea. On the right of the photo are thousands and thousands of prayer ribbons tied to the fence, sending messages of hope, dreams and wishes for unification. Down the center in the far distance you see the DMZ and the hills of North Korea. To the left of the photo is a train that was witness to the war. Idle for 61 years, this South Korean steam powered train was on a supply run to a small town in North Korea. It was shot by US soldiers on its way back into South Korea because the soldiers feared that it was a train that had been taken over by the North Korean army. The train is now part of the story that people can visit on their tour of the DMZ.