Floating Dreams

London has a true “Don’t Miss” sight floating on the Thames this month. This giant lantern is made from 500 drawings created by some of the Koreans who fled from North Korea to South Korea during the Koran War (1950-1953).

Floating Dreams by Ik-Joong Kang, River Thames,  London,  September 2016

Ik-Joong Kang, a highly regarded South Korean multimedia artist, has created this poignant memorial to the millions displaced and divided during the conflict.  He returned to South Korea and invited the ex-north Koreans, now in their 80s and 90s, to recall and capture memories of their times before their flight to the south – a mixture of happy and sad memories, no doubt – recalling childhood, homes and lost families and friends.


1-30 September 2016,  next to Millenium Bridge
Good views from Millenium Bridge and south bank.  Aerial views from Tate Modern.


aDSC_0636_ppCopyright Debbie Smyth, 8 September 2016



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10 thoughts on “Floating Dreams

  1. Something exciting is always going on in London. How lucky for London to have a giant cube of dreams floating in the Thames. I would miss so much of what is going on if it weren’t for your blog. Beautiful and original entry, Debbie!


    1. Thanks Paula I was out for a walk with a few photographer friends Tuesday evening. I had seen this cube during the day but we all went back with cameras that evening. Funnily enough a couple of us were saying how many things we miss in London because it’s hard to keep track – but I’m not complaining really! Just lucky to live nearby.

      Sent from my iPhone


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    1. Oh you at so kind! Might not be right place today though. I’ve come to Brighton with my daughter to go up the new tower. But the wind is bad and it is suspended at the moment.

      Sent from my iPhone



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