Junggok Station (중곡역) Line 7 – Station #724

If I were a Seoul politician on the campaign trail, I’d spend as much time as possible being photographed in Junggok, glad-handing the locals, saying folksy things, and showing how much I liked spending time with people just like you.  That’s because Junggok is just about the most emphatically average neighborhood you’ll find in this…

Gangbyeon Station (강변역) Line 2 – Station #214

Just outside Exits 3 and 4 at Gangbyeon Station there are signs of people on the move.  A row of a half-dozen food stalls lines the sidewalk, pouring steam into the winter air, and in front of them smokers work their way through cigarettes, shoulders hunched against the cold, free hands gripping suitcase handles.  After…