Tag: south korea

“Song For My Father”

I slipped into the Seoul Museum of Art looking for a place that would provide me with some respite from the winter chill. Inside, however, I was unable to find a spot to relax. Weary mothers garrisoned the sofas for their children. The café was a no-go – it was chock with weathered couples and prospective lovers. […]

Majang Meat Market (마장축산물시장)

My senses were overwhelmed. The smell of stagnant blood lingered in the air, chilled not from the winter wind but from the open cold lockers that lined the pathways. The perpetual drone of electric meat saws competed with the sounds of knives being sharpened. Butchers worked on carcasses, separating rib from short loin, chuck from […]