The View From Scum Beach
The big beach in Pohang is called Bukbu. It has the decent beachfront where masses of people loiter about and do their beach thing like promenade, drink too much, and sleep on the sand. I live near Songdo Beach, which I’m going to hence forth refer to as Scum Beach.
It’s actually not that bad, but if you saw it you’d know what I meant. Still it’s cool to see people parasurf or whatever down there.
You know how when you’re eating lobster and are licking melted butter from your fingers, and the whole time your Kosher buddy is sitting there looking at you in disgust and starts in on the whole “cockroach of the sea” thing?
Well, watching a horde of these critters skitter like a living carpet across a rock makes you rethink your position.
Been to Scum Beach before, so know what you’re talking about: http://skryfblok.blogspot.com/2010/09/pohang-songdo-beach.html
Great pictures! Much better than my cellphone shots…
A cab driver in town told my wife and I that much of Songdo blew “away” because of the Posco factory. What’s there now are the remains alongside various projects to rebuild atop landfill. The boardwalk down there is nice though, even if 90% of the restaurants are dead. I wouldn’t be surprised if in 5-10 years it’s been revitalized.