Here's the slogan behind Kyobo Building.

My eyes were drawn to one important word here.

There's the entrance to neo-Pimatgol, under the "S O HO" sign.

We stopped at a restaurant for shabu-shabu.

The womon's washroom.

Here's the section of Pimatgol in Insadong, set to disappear soon.

Headless bodies.

We found a Texas barbecue restaurant.

Texan barbecue chicken fondue.

I think I encountered this in the street right by Namdaemun.

Here's one of the preservation zone sites at Gran Seoul. It's related to those darker-coloured squares to the right, which contain the outline of former post stones.

A readable view of the text. There are two sites in the area that have the same sign.

This is the glass floor area in front of the building. It's increasingly hard to see through the glass.

Also this sign isn't doing so well.

This is one of three signs in the area that compares this area to Pompeii, and one of two that spells it wrong. It doesn't really explain why the two are comparable.

This sign presents some new information, including the year 1412, which seems to come straight from the CHA, and the spelling Pimat-gil, which it also seems to treat as a type of alley, rather than a name for this place specifically.

Next I went to the area with all the biggest glass floors and tried to photograph all the signs.

As well as these amorphous blobs in the ground.

I had to photograph this twice to make it visible.

This is another area, further north along the west side of the building.

And there are all these. This would have been a nice area for benches.

Yep, seems identical.

The next few are in the armpit behind the building, the most elaborately informative site that is probably only known to a few smokers.

This makes note of the different strata, explaining how each has its own set of buildings.

This explains how it got the nickname: not from any actual parallels, just gut reactions by some unknown visitors. Which is valid, even if none of the visitors who have followed me through here have ever said anything like this. Also, it should be noted this sign spells Pompeii correctly.

Ever wonder what shape humans are, but never seen one before?

This is less cool because the actual mirror is not at all reflective now.

This sign is really the bullet through the heart of this type of preservation attempt. It basically admits that anything important enough was moved off-site.

How it looks.

Here's the well reconstruction.

A plaque about the well.

This sign is new. I think it was only placed here last year. Certainly runs against the Joseon-heavy narrative everywhere else around the area.

Tower 8's Pimatgol.

There's a hidden plaque between Tower 8 and Le Meilleur.

The usual Piamtgol description.

I'm more curious about this sign, which seems to label many alleys around the area as Pimatgols.

Here's the Gran Seoul neo-Pimatgol entrance.

And teh Le Meilleur neo-Pimatgol entrance.

The horse statue, which has nothing to do with any talk of horses in the area.

Another look at the pavilion next to D Tower.

And the Junghakcheon recreation.

That's where the information signs are at the pavilion. The one on the right is hard enough to read, but there is more signage behind those wooden pillars.

A look at the area in the daytime.

And looking through the neo-Pimatgol, where you can see into the next one as well.

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