Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Pink "Lady"

No, not the popular manhwa, or the Japanese pop music duo, or one of the members of the schoolgirl clique from "Grease", but someone who might otherwise be politely referred to as a "lady of the night", waiting for a client early on Sunday morning.

In the block of little streets and alley-ways behind the shopfronts directly opposite the Yongsan Station are rows of little glass-fronted rooms like the one above which are reminiscent of those in the red-light district of Amsterdam. However, pink-lights seem to be preferred here over the more "traditional" red-lights. Interestingly, similar coloured lights are used to highlight the meat in butchers' shops in Seoul.

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