Posted by: rbbadger | August 8, 2011


There are some lovely old churches and cathedrals in Korea.  I’m not sure that the Cathedral in Pusan would qualify.  Namcheon Cathedral, whose titular saint is St. Paul Chong Ha-sang, is a quite modern building.  While it is definitely big enough to accomodate large crowds for major diocesan occasions, such as the recent episcopal ordination of the Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Son Sam-seok, it exemplifies quite possibly the worst of brutalist architecture.

Many bad things happened in the 1970s, the Carter presidency being among them.  It was not a good time for architecture. 

Here is the exterior of Namcheon Cathedral.

I found an image of the interior which I downloaded from the Cathedral webpage.


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