In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Serenity.”
When I first saw the prompt for this week’s Photo Challenge I immediately thought of the picture below. It is a picture of the Korean Demilitarization Zone. The most heavily militarized location on Earth that has also been labeled an animal and nature preserve due to lack of human contact. Irony in its purest form.
Confused? Yeah, me too. When I first visited this area, I was expecting something straight out of a dystopian novel with gun towers and legions of “police” or soldiers moving about. Though there are many military bases and 1,000s of land mines, explosive anti-tank walls and fences, it is in reality a very quiet place. Everything exists to stop an invasion from either country…so it is pretty much never used.
However, for humans who understand the tension, it is still a stressful and scary environment while to the animals and plants, who are reclaiming the valley, it is a paradise with relatively no human disturbance and contact.
Like I said above, it is irony in its finest form.
Serentiy In A Warzone…
Categories: South Korea, Weekly Photo Challenge