If you have visited Vancouver in the past couple of years, you may have seen the 14 laughing bronze men known as A-maze-ing Laughter by the English Bay. In fact, you may have even gotten your picture taken there. The residents and visitors were overjoyed when they learned that the bronze sculpture was permanently purchased for the city to keep after being on loan for two years, thanks to a local philanthropist.
It’s not hard to see how the Vancouverites developed a deep attachment to these laughing faces. Personally I can’t think of anything quite as infectious as a genuine laughter. Roaming the streets of Seoul, I found these similarly infectious laughing faces outside the Bukchon Art Gallery in Bukchon-Ro. This bench is aptly called “Two men eating a biscuit”.