Memory Monday: Fort Hunter Liggett

Today’s batch of images, pulled from what I’ve been calling the Korean photo albums, were actually shot near California’s central coast. Located in the center of Monterey County, Fort Hunter Liggett is the largest US Army Reserve post. These photos were shot 16 August 1980, and thus far, they are the only pictures I’ve found with handwritten notes on the […]

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Memory Monday: Classic motors

When I discovered this stack of photo albums at the flea market in Roseville, it took only a quick peek inside to tell me the original owner had a few things in common with the Big Guy. Not only did he enjoy spending time in the outdoors, but his car collection looked strikingly familiar to me! From the black mid […]

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Memory Monday: Somewhere in Korea

For the next couple of Mondays I’ll be finishing up the set of photos that, for whatever reason, seem to say Korea to me. Of course, some images are more obvious (e.g., traditional Korean roof construction), but then there are those, like some of this week’s collection, that remain much more of a mystery. In that case, I’m going mostly […]

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Memory Monday: Rural scenes

As usual, I can’t be sure of the location of these images — Google insists that the sign on the building below says “Kaishen Mountain” which only leads me to a dead-end. But in searching I did find another historic site, the beautiful Sudeoksa Temple on the slopes of a mountain southwest of Seoul and not far from the coast. […]

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Memory Monday: Old ways

I’m not sure of the location of any of these images although I keep trying to ferret out any possible visual clues. I believe some of them may have been shot around the Korean Folk Village site; this living museum depicts traditional life during the Joseon dynasty. One photo below shows the album’s original owner posing next to a stone […]

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Memory Monday: Town and country

I can’t really be certain where most of the photos in this album were shot, but trying to figure it out has led me to some interesting places! Using the translator in the Google Lens app I noticed the name Namsan Clinic in the image above; Mt. Namsan and Namsan Park are located in the south portion of Seoul. I […]

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Memory Monday: Scenes from the ROK

All of the photos in the current collection are held in five old-fashioned self-adhesive “magnetic” albums, with acetate covers intended to protect the photographs. Even though we now know these types of albums are actually destructive to prints (especially those in color), they are still being sold in stores. Pictures stored in them tend to become brittle and discolored and, […]

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