Fond memories of a visit to Mokseokwon (목석원) sculpture park in Chejudo. I was lucky enough to be introduced to Baek Un-Ch’ol, who has masterminded the park. The main exhibits in the park are interesting pieces of driftwood, which Mr Baek has spent a lifetime collecting. He could earn a fortune by flogging them off in British garden centres, where such objects sell for a minimum of £100 each.
Mr Baek also has plans to develop a new Mokseokwon, on a much larger site, over the next few years, and I wish him well with his project. Another side project of his is clay sculpture – here’s an image of some of his clay figures which were sheltering behind an outbuilding in his park. Finally, Mr Baek introduced me to Korean tea. I’ve never tasted a better brew than his.