21 September 2008

Incheon Chinatown

Decided to spend the day in Incheon's Chinatown. It's not hard to get to, just take the number one to Incheon station and cross the street. All in all, I wasn't too impressed with Chinatown so I didn't end up taking many pictures. You've seen one shop selling cheap stuff you've seen 'em all right? That and Chinese restaurants was about all there was, did have a few cool old colonial buildings but the streets were too narrow to get good shots.

First set of shots was all taken in Jayu (Freedom) Park.

Here we have the famous bronze statue of General Douglas MacArthur.

The plaque dedicating the statue uses words like incalculable genus. Based on what I've read, I believe that MacArthur would have liked it, though he may have criticised that it didn't give him the proper credit or that it was overly modest.

More of the monument to MacArthur.

Monument to the U.S. Navy in the Korean War.

Below we have a view of the Port of Incheon taken from Jayu Park.

On the other side of the park from the MacArthur statue is a large monument commemorating a century of relations between Korea and the United States of America.

I'm kinda disappointed that I wasn't able to get the whole thing in one shot but there were trees in the way, ah well.

Cool stone stairs leading out of the park.

Statue of Confucius. This is near but not in Jayu Park.

And just for fun, how about a couple shots of the creative use of English?

Is your Beer really safe?

No longer without a name.

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