banyeo to sajik

banyeo. saw the local tomcat chasing a marauding intruder. they tumbled out from under a parked car letting out war cries. the catfight rolled onto the busy street. the cabdrivers slowed down and gave the warriors a brake-a courtesy not often extended to civilians and pedestrians.

crossed the suyong into yeonsan. followed gobun-ro along baeksan mountain. went over the tunnel that cuts into one of baeksan’s protuding ridges. at the top, i visited the ancient tombs of yeonsandong (옌산동고분군) from the gaya period (first to 6th century AD).




DSC_0344found a not-so-ancient artifact in the sexy and shady district surrounding yeonsan intersection. possible relic of a demolished love motel.

DSC_0352followed the worldcup-daero road, renamed for the 2002 fifa world cup that took place near by.
past geojeyeok entered an old neighborhood.
signs of mudang and shamans.

DSC_0354a door to an abandoned house.

DSC_0355a neighborhood that will be swept away by the new korea of high rises and lotte castles.

DSC_0356a pastoral scene.