Where on Earth? Week 33: War Memorial Museum, Seoul, South Korea

Congrats go out to Johonn2 for nailing this week’s contest and also for providing us some additional background information about the above statue located on the grounds of the War Memorial Museum in Seoul, South Korea.

Like most memorials, this one is populated with its share of somber and heroic statues. Scattered about the grounds is also a substantial amount of artillery ranging from mortars to tanks to bombers and helicopters.

I spent far longer here than I thought, wandering past all types of weaponry from a variety of countries which participated in the Korean War. It was difficult, however, to really soak in the somberness of the exhibit due to thousands of school kids running around frantically and turning the killing machines into jungle gyms.

In comparison, the interior of the museum was much quieter and unlike the outside, it covers the entire history of warfare in Korea.

If you find yourself in this part of the world, be sure to stop by and visit; like all war museums, you’ll leave with strange, mixed feelings about your fellow man and wonder why we can’t all just get along.