After our visit to the Jindo training centre, we stopped at Ullimsanbang, once the home of 19th century Joseon artist Heo Yu who is famous for developing the Southern Style. The site sits at the base of Mt. Cheomchalsan and is now home to a beautiful park as well as the paintings of Heo Yu and the 4 generations that followed. I wish I had pictures of their art work! I'm not usually one for paintings, but that family is unbelievably talented!
As with all such things, there is a great myth surrounding the Jindo sea parting. According to legend, the inhabitants of the island were the descendants of an exiled man who washed ashore there only to find that he shared his new home with tigers. Eventually, growing tired of being attacked, the inhabitants built rafts and departed for nearby Modo. Unfortunately, after their departure, they realised that Grandmother Ppong had been left behind