Daegu’s Old Jeil Church with Min Hee
(Tangible Cultural Asset #30 in Daegu City)
Located right next to the Yangnyeongshi Oriental Medicine Museum, is the Old Jeil Church. We may have passed there one hundred times, finally Min Hee asked to go inside.
“Daddy, when can we go inside?”
“Let’s go inside next time we come downtown.”
“Yahoo! Let’s go on Saturday. Will it rain?”
“We have umbrellas!”
“I have rain boots too!”
The church was built in 1933. In 1992, it was designated as a Tangible Cultural Asset because of its’ historical value and also because of its’ relevance in architectural history. Min Hee was surprised it was not still in use as a church. She also thought it was beautiful inside.
There are several display cases with artifacts from the churches history. Min Hee was confused by the small cups.
“Mommy why are they so small?”
“They are not for drinking, they are for ceremonies.”
“What is a ceromommy?”
“Ceremony. It is something they do for the church.”
Min Hee always has trouble understanding what some of the older mechanical devices are. This day she was really confused with the movie projector. She also asked about the computer keyboard that was really an old typewriter. After a little while of explanation she thought it was interesting. That the pictures on the reel moved fast and would look like they were on TV.
In the end, she wanted to ring the bell and say something like:
“Hello, hello, Min Hee Wasso!” ( Hello, hello, Min Hee is here)
I had to tell her I liked the idea but we should not think it is a good idea. Oh well, maybe we can find a bell for her to ring some other time.
We hope to see you out and about in our Colorful Daegu and if you happen to see us, please say HI! If you would like to see more of Min Hee’s activities, please visit her facebook page and give her a LIKE (thumbs up)! Here is a link: https://www.facebook.com/whereisminhee/
Address / 50, Gukchabosang-ro 102-gil, Jung-gu, Daegu
Operating Hours / 09:00 ~ 18:00
Parking Facilities / Available
Admission Fees / Free