Monday, June 23, 2008
Colonial-era building demolished in Gangjin.
The Gangjin Shinmun has a caption beneath this photo of this colonial-era building being demolished in Gangjin-eup. How would we translate that, "commerce building," "original commerce building"? I know I have a photo of the building intact lying around here somewhere, because I used to walk past it every day, but as I always recall the facade looking nearly as shoddy as it does in this picture, I can't really say I have a photo of it in better days. Anyway, a couple days ago there was a fire not too far away, and I wonder if that expedited this process?
What the heck, since we're here, here's a photo of Gangjin-eup (pop. 16,000) from atop Boeunsan, to give you an idea of what kind of size we're talking about when we talk about rural towns, and below it is an ordinary shot of the main street: