Sculpture to Honor Road Workers
At the Nokcha Service Area on Highway 10 in the SW part of Korea we saw a really gorgeous outdoor sculpture in the gardens—huge, bright, shiny. We found out from Chang that it’s to honor all the people who worked on the construction of Highway 10—one of the amazing highways with so many tunnels that we lost count. Highway 10 is the Namhae Expressway, started in late 1972, and completed April 2012. What a great idea, as there must have been millions of man-hours involved!
The stone plaques behind it (see to the right, behind) list all the names apparently—obviously we couldn’t read any of it. Chang could not find a plaque with the name of the sculptor, though. Most of the service areas have a garden/park area, and many have a sculpture or statue or two.