Saturday, April 24, 2010

B.V.M. Overlooking D.P.R.K.




"Probably the most odd thing to see on the summit of Kamaksan is a large statue of the Virgin Mary," writes GI Korea, explaining that the "surprising statue looks towards North Korea and was put here as a religious beacon offering hope towards the impoverished people of North Korea" — Places In Korea: Kamaksan Mountain. His post is occasioned by this week's "anniversary of the Battle of the Imjim, which is best known by the last stand of the Glorious Glosters on Hill 235."

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5 Comments:

Blogger Mark in Spokane said...

Wow -- what an amazing statute and what a great story! Our Lady, Queen of Peace, ora pro nobis!

4:02 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Amen.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous GI Korea said...

Yes it is a very cool sight to see on the summit of the mountain. I'm not sure which church group put it up there but it had to have been a significant effort because the statue was quite large.

12:35 AM  
Blogger The Western Confucian said...

Thanks for the info, the post, and the blog, GI Korea.

7:06 AM  
Blogger Ben Gage said...

nice post, good to see that sculpture in the beautiful landscape..

8:43 PM  

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