Saturday, April 30, 2011

seoul, south korea

on a rainy day
made a visit to temple
and bath house after

Friday, April 29, 2011

jeju do, south korea

jeju island is quite exquisite,
a common place for honeymooners to visit.
we spent much time outside,
as there are many natural beauties you cannot hide.
a volcanic crater, waterfalls, and mountain hike,
made this a trip we surely did like.

ilchulbong volcanic crater

at the crater

on the crater

backside of crater

lady divers gathering seaweed, abalone

lady diver inspecting her finds

cheonjeyeon waterfall


visiting with a dol hareubang - god of protection

cheonjiyeon waterfall

at the batting cages

at the top of hallasan - the highest mountain in south korea

top of hallasan again - yes that is ice!

making our way down the mountain

we stayed at the same b&b as matt's friends!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

suwon, south korea

suwon meant to be
a capital city
never completed

fortress wall circles
nearly 6 kilometers
you may walk along

Monday, April 25, 2011

nanta and seoul tower, seoul, south korea

nanta is a popular, interactive drumming show.
you better watch out because objects into the audience they do throw!
matt was selected for the dumpling making contest,
not only was he the tallest, but his dumplings turned out the best.
after the show to seoul tower we did go,
to see nighttime views of the city below.

locks of love at seoul tower

dessert - sweet korean pancakes filled with cinnamon sugar

han river bike tour, seoul, south korea

han river bike tour
rent bikes to ride along both
banks of the river

Sunday, April 24, 2011

seoul by night, south korea

recommended walking tour
around seoul at night

bosingak bell pavillion

seoul architecture 

cheonggyecheon stream

cheonggyecheon waterfalls

sprial shell sculpture, "spring"

seoul plaza

restored chinese gateway

hwangudan complex tucked behind the westin hotel

bank of korea

"socialist-realist style" bronze statue

back to cheonggyecheon stream, fractal flowers light show