Monday, 13 April 2015
K is for Korea
It's Monday and, on my self-imposed schedule, I should be showing a map card. However K map cards seem to be in short supply. I have none of Kentucky or Kansas, while I have already posted one map of Seoul in Korea and another ancient map of Goseong.
So here we have a postcard issued by Korea Post in 2008, along with a set of two stamps, each worth 250 won, illustrating the King Sejong Station Special. 2008 was the International Polar Year, hence the stamps.
The King Seong Station was established in the Antarctic in 1988, so it was also the 20th anniversary of its founding. There are 17 researchers all year long but during the "summer" months, the number rises to 60 to 70 people.
My son went to the Antarctic one summer four or five years ago and brought back some of the most amazing photos I have seen.