Photo of the Day – Daejeon National Cemetery

daejeon national cemetery

National cemeteries are symbolically loaded places, and Daejeon National Cemetery in Daejeon, South Korea is no exception. Completed in 1985, the cemetery was designed, in the words of the official cemetery website, “to worship patriots, patriotic martyrs, and the souls of all the fallen heroes and the war dead.”

This image was taken by LadyExpat, a prolific Flickr user. Its subject is immediately recognizable as a military memorial. The photographer’s vantage point renders it particularly interesting.

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