South Korea is a country on the move. When we arrived they were laying the foundation for a building on my walk to school. 3 months later they were holding church services in that location. I wrote in an earlier post that I walk past two abandoned houses on my way to work each day. They have since been razed and begun laying the foundation for something.
I thought I would it would be interesting for you to see what it is along with me, so every few weeks I’ll try to update it. It will give you a glimpse into the same/different game that Mike and I play everyday.
It is an approximately 6 feet wide and 100 feet long L shaped foot print. They dug down about 6 feet and layed a rebar frame that they have filled about 4 feet deep with concrete so far. The concrete was left to set for a day.
You’ll see in the pictures that they stopped exactly where the neighbor woman’s garden begins. I think that is awesome, but it leaves questions on what the permitting process is for gardening and for construction. And notice that I am walking alongside the site. There are no safety signs or fences. You’ll also notice that the construction workers are a bit older than back home. In general, manual labor is done by older people. Our sidewalk was recently repaired by a group of 60+ year old women.