May 15, 2022 12:18 pm

Show the lint

To make the experience more immersive, in Seoul one of the attractions when visiting the palaces is to rent vintage clothes and even have your hair done so that the whole appearance is in tune with the environment you are going to visit. The three young women stand outside Gyeongbokgung Palace, meaning “most blessed,” built during the Joseon dynasty more than 700 years ago. They wear traditional hanboks and their hair is neatly tied up with elegant strands of pearls that seem to support flirty bows. But there are unmistakable elements that make them “show the thread” and impose the present times. The three with a chinstrap: more current, impossible. The one in the middle is wearing white sneakers. And they all look at something that one of them holds in her hands, but that cannot be seen. We all imagine what it is and we are probably not wrong. Because even if we don’t see it, it’s always there.

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