What: Jangseungs or traditional wooden posts that border Korean villages
Where: Seoul, Korea
When: July 2012
Photo credit: Rimi Das
Camera: Canon Ixus 130
Traveller’s tale: The carved wooden posts are displayed at the National Folk Museum of Korea. Their traditional role is to ward off evil spirits and thereby protect the village. Today, they are used mainly for decorative purposes. For more information on these objects, please read – Fascinating Physogs.