Uijeongbu Walk About

A few photos of Uijeongbu taken on 1 June, 2014.

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea - ShinSeGae Department Store

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea – ShinSeGae Department Store

These photos are from the Uijeongbu market area directly in front of Uijeongbu Station.

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea - near Uijeongbu Station

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea – near Uijeongbu Station

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea - near Uijeongbu Station

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea – near Uijeongbu Station

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea - near Uijeongbu Station

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea – near Uijeongbu Station

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea - near Uijeongbu Station

Downtown Uijeongbu, Korea – near Uijeongbu Station

It is election season in Korea. Throughout the country you will find mobile stages set up with candidates giving speeches.

Fountain man - Uijeongbu, Korea

Fountain man – Uijeongbu, Korea

Directly in front of the stage in the main square is a fountain. A Korean decided on an impromptu dip to cool off.

Fountain man - Uijeongbu, Korea

Fountain man – Uijeongbu, Korea

He stayed in there for quite a while. Passersby paid little attention. I cannot imagine this happening somewhere such as the US without the police becoming involved. Eventually he went full Mer-Man and did a little fully submerged swim. It was unexpected and I didn’t have my camera at the ready. After about 30 minutes, he collected his boots and sauntered off.

Chinese whiskey

Chinese whiskey

There is an international store in the vicinity so I went in to take a look. One thing which caught my eye was this bottle of whiskey. It appears to be a “vegetable worms” whiskey from China. I’m not sure of the marketing angle here.

Restaurant in Uijeongbu, Korea

Restaurant in Uijeongbu, Korea

GOOD GOD! Exclaims the sign at this pasta shop. Also, not sure of the marketing angle or thought process which went into choosing this name…

Sign in Korean park

Sign in Korean park

Finally, I ran across this helpful sign in a park near Jihaeng Station, in Dongducheon. Seems pretty reasonable. Be nice to the plants, throw away your litter, no smoking, no drinking, keep your dog on a leash, no public hanky panky, no selling of goods, and no taking a dump. That’s right, the graphic in the bottom right corner of the sign admonishes park visitors not to crap in public. It’s frowned upon and considered impolite and unladylike.

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