Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Incheon Walk 3, Day 4: up to and through Yeouido

I got up around 5 a.m., but dragged my feet and wasn't out of the hotel (a new one this time; I liked it) until about 6 a.m. As I walked north, I hit an intersection where I saw the following structure. I had to take a picture, of course, because the thing was marketing itself as a shwim-teo—a shaded rest area. I guess this goes to show that shwim-teo come in all shapes and sizes:

And here's your early-morning shadow selfie:

You know how, every once in a while, you run across some freakish tableau and think to yourself, "There's gotta be an interesting story behind that"? Well, look at the picture below and ask yourself: who the fuck bites a chunk out of a bar of soap? Someone hungry, I guess.

Here's the Hall of Naughty Mischief and Small-mindedness, a.k.a., the National Assembly Building, as I pass by it once again, this time on my way east. The building marks the west end of Yeouido; the 63 Building marks the east end.

There's always something under construction in Seoul:

I had to take this pic for my brother David, who loves to call me Bird as a nickname because, long ago, David saw the state of my hair when I woke up one day, and it reminded him of a bird's nest. (No, you may not call be Bird. You may never call me Bird.) Anyway, I snapped this pic and texted it to David with the accompanying message, "FLIRTY BIRDS!!" If you enlarge the image, you'll see some Korean written in a Konglishy way: the initial consonant of each syllable is written with a Roman letter while the rest of the syllable is in hangeul. The female bird is saying "Go nwae," which means "Agony," and the male bird (the one offering the flowers) is saying "Sarang," i.e., "Love!"

I saw this frizzy, bear-like sculpture hiding back a ways from the main path, so I walked over and snapped a shot:

And lastly, a side view of the 63 Building:

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