Out on the main street by Chilseong subway station sits an elegant marble fountain, where the light reflects gently off the water, playing off the clean marble surrounding it. Yet this piece of architecture is in complete contrast with the dirt-under-your-fingernails reality of the market that lies on the streets just a stones throw away. […]
Chilseong Market in Daegu is often alive with the clucking of chickens in some of its backstreets. But avian bird flu fears have taken siege of the poultry industry of Daegu and the rest of Korea, leaving behind nothing but quiet alleys of once vibrant markets. Photo from Maeil.