Monday’s Monument: World Peace Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Monday’s Monument: World Peace Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Built in 1988 for the XXIV Olympiad in Seoul, the World Peace Gate towers nearly 80 feet and features a colorful mural depicting the four spirits (a phoenix, a turtle, a tiger and a dragon) by Korean artist Baik Kum Nam. Beneath the gate is an eternal flame with an...
Monday’s Monument: Pillar of Shame, Hong Kong, China

Monday’s Monument: Pillar of Shame, Hong Kong, China

This sculpture was created by Danish sculptor-activist Jens Galschiot to mark the 8th anniversary of the 4th of June Tiananmen Square protests (1989). The fifty torn and twisted bodies of the sculpture symbolize the degradation, devaluation and lack of respect for the...
Monday’s Monument: This One Earth, DMZ, South Korea

Monday’s Monument: This One Earth, DMZ, South Korea

The Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula; it was established as part of the armistice agreement in 1953 to serve as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. Since 1974, the South Koreans have discovered four infiltration...