Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Down and Out

On several occasions when I have walked past Seoul Station I have seen drunks recovering from the night before and/or homeless people sleeping on the pavement. The man above was sprawled out fast asleep last Sunday morning while a religious service was in progress nearby (left rear of the shot).

6 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

I guess that would be the religious group's first and biggest challenge -- to save the man out cold on the street. A drunk. Most people do not bother and consider this kind of drunk helpless.

Olivier said...

photo très dure. a l'ouverture de ton blog, j'ai pensé voir un homme tué ;o(...c'est pas si loin que cela...

Photo very hard. the opening of your blog, I thought seeing a man killed ;o(... is not so far that it ...

Sharon said...

Oh my, that person is really sprawled out all over the sidewalk.

Abstraction Adam said...

He picked a nice spot to pass out, lots of shade ^_^

Strangetastes said...

This a very moving photograph. Thanks for publishing it. It reflects a chronic social and health problem found in almost any community. What if any treatment does Korea provide for such people?

Phil_O'Logus said...

Thanks for the comments. I was also moved by the scene. There is a Police post quite nearby and they do not seem to pay any attention to such people. Similarly, some of the shelters of the homeless people in the pedestrian underpasses appear to have been there for quite some time. I am not sure what kind of services are available to such folks.