Yangcheon Hyanggyo (양천향교역) Line 9 – Station #906

Three things stick out when you arrive at Yangcheon Hyanggyo Station.  First of all, there’s the enormous field of construction to the west, which we also mentioned in our visits to Balsan and Sinbanghwa Stations.  Second is the sizeable CJ Gimpo Factory to the east.  Third is the not-unpleasant bourgeois atmosphere surrounding the neighborhood’s clean…

Jeungmi Station (증미역) Line 9 – Station #908

Apologies to anyone who lives in Jeungmi, but y’all’s neighborhood is boring. This is the kind of neighborhood that is typically mentioned when Seoul’s urban fabric is criticized for being too bland, too monotonous, too repetitive.  In general, that criticism is unfair and inaccurate, as I’ve said before and as readers of this blog will…