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There are a bunch of pottery kiosks in Itaewon. A variety of vases, bowls, cups, and other things can be purchased. Some items are very inexpensive, but others are quite costly (depending on craftsmanship). POTTERY
A variety of designs, styles, and colors await the shopper at quaint pottery places.
This little bubbling Buddha would have been interesting to have in ones house!
There are also a number of stores that sell antiques and brass artifacts, some of them related to fishing other occupations. Note the old musical instruments placed on the sidewalk in front of the store. BRASS
An interesting collection of brass divers helmets (and other sailing items) were in this store.
Next to the brass store was a music storethe trumpets caught my eye.
As a nation steeped with history and the religion of Buddhism, there are Buddha figures everywhere. Most Buddhas are smiling and rotund, as was this golden fella in a store front window I passed. Then, in front of him are Say no Evil, See no Evil, and Hear no Evil Buddhas. Just what you need for your living roomgreat conversation pieces! BUDDHAS
Now we are talking! Some great golf bags were in this store pretty pricey, though (made from ostrich or alligator hide). GOLF BAGS
Korea is known for sewinglabels, patches, nametags…on baggage tags, shirts, hats, and much more. This small area was full of options.
Reds, whites, yellows, greens, blues, pinks tags, handle wraps, and much more, some done with just your name and others with small icons or personal art. There are lots of these kiosks in Itaewon that sell these items, a popular item for the military and for other travelers. COLORFUL TAGS
I had a few bag tags sewn while I waited; we are still using them!
I finally decided to take the plungeand have a nice suit made in Korea.
The Korean tailors are well known for making custom-fitted suits; they have lots of great material and you can have a suit made that is superbly done. My suit is not shownit was a darker, pin-striped suit…and I love it.
While walking the streets of Itaewon, I spied a fire station and a nice, new (and very clean) fire engine parked in front.
Near the fire station was a police stationwith a couple of police motorcycles parked out front (and one small scooter). Not far from the station sat a clean police car. Crime is kept to a minimum in Korea; for one thing, there are no guns allowed. (You NRA guys, dont take offense!)
As I departed Itaewon, not far from the stores and restaurants, I photographed a cluster of homescrowded together with no space between. Land is at a premium in Seoul.