A Place to Sit: Paengseong-Eup, South Korea

I took these photos a couple of nights ago while waking down the streets of Paengseong-Eup. This is a small city – more like a town really – where locals sit and chat for hours after the day’s work in the fields. You’ll find simple plastic chairs outside of every convenience store or old couches or arm chairs lined along the sidewalks, just outside of small stores.

In about an hour these resting places will be filled with middle-aged to old (and very tan) men, where they light up their cigarettes, fill their small glasses with Soju (Korean alcohol) and chat with other menfolk about…whatever men talk about.

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