Happy Parliamentary Elections Day!
Trip Start Dec 02, 2011
50Trip End Dec 02, 2012
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Gongseri Catholic Church
Whatever you call it, the lake was man-made, formed by the construction of the Asan Seawall (The Pyeongtaek map calls it the Lake Pyeongtaek Tidal Embankment). We spent most of the afternoon on the northern, Pyeongtaek side of the lake.
It was definitely light coat weather, so it was a nice day for a stroll
Oh, I forgot to mention, by the lake you could buy a cup of silkworms to eat if you wanted. I took a pass. One of my friends said they weren't that great, and they looked a lot like tiny balls of mucus. I'm not that adventurous.
We hung-out by the lake not really doing anything until late in the afternoon. At that point, we drove to the south shore for a visit to Gongseri Catholic Church (공세리성당). Built over 100 years ago, it was either the first or second church constructed in the province. I don't have much reliable information about the history, though. There was a small museum of Catholicism in Korea on the church grounds, but we arrived just after the museum had closed. You may know Gongseri as one of the filming locations for reportedly-popular K-drama "You Are Beautiful"
Unlike modern Korean churches, which attempted to imitate European church styles but added things like neon-glowing steeples, Gongseri was a classic Catholic church. While a bit on the small side, it had the touch-stones of the medieval churches I'd seen in Europe. It was located on the top of a small hill and we were there as the sun was setting, so the grounds had a really nice atmosphere.