Sunday, March 21, 2010

Backstreets of Jongno

If you walk around the back streets behind Jongno, you'll find some funny little places. This neighborhood was full of old style homes. It was rather strange, though to walk around. There seemed to be a large concentration of ajosshis drinking at 3 in the afternoon on a Sunday. Anyway, definitely worth the walk, just watch out for strange men stumbling through the streets on a Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hammering Man

Tuttle from The Seoul Patch clued me in on what has been a big mystery for the past year an a half. That strange moving statue near the Seoul History Museum. It is eveidently part of of a series , of sculptures, created by Jonathan Borofsky, called Hammering Men, built to celebrate "the worker". Wikipedia has a decent write up about the topic if you're concerned. You can find other Hammering Men in cities around the world.

Monday, March 1, 2010


This should be enough reason to avoid Kyobo bookstore on a holiday...