29 December 2009

yeouido park is cold.

kiddie pool in the off season.

a water feature in the off season.

a mini golf course (not to be confused with a miniature golf course) in the off season.

riverside stage contraption in the offer.

funky visor.

it was a bitter cold day, but i took a walk around yeouido island (where kbs and most of seoul's big financial services bldgs live) the other day to check out the new park that wraps around its edge. this was the huge park that they totally dug up to make a... new huge park (it's really obvious that korea's current prez is a former construction executive).

there's a curious lack of trees and the extensive concrete work looks pretty shoddy up close, but there are some OK features, too. but it was also a reminder of how managed korean public design is these days. e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g--- m-u-s-t--- b-e--- m-a-n-a-g-e-d-!-!-

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