South Korea: Photos, 2011
Korea: a land of beauty, charm, and freedom, filled with opportunities for photography. Here are some photos I took in 2011.
Dried fish at the Jungbu Dried Fish Market in Seoul, South Korea, October 2011. Open wide!
Dried squid at the Jungbu Dried Fish Market in Seoul, South Korea, October 2011.
Tie a yellow ribbon round the ol' dried fish....
Korean dancers rehearsing in Seoul at Gyeongbokgung Palace, one of Seoul's great attractions.
Some shops in downtown Seoul.
Part of the Gyeongbokgung Palace complex in Seoul.
One of the downsides of religious liberty in Korea or anywhere else is the potential for scary cults to rise such as this group of devil worshippers. Actually, this was a business meeting of some kind being hosted by Oracle, I think, in a public square. I don't know why the glowing horns were being worn, but they are a popular party item in Asia.
Gate to the Gyeongbokgung Palace complex in Seoul.
Guards at Gyeongbokgung Palace. They take their work seriously.
Dancers rehearsing at Gyeongbokgung Palace.
In Seoul, Kendra walks through a downtown memorial to the US soldiers who fought for Korea in the Korean War. My father was among those who fought in Korea.
Night view of Seoul.
Seoul's famous Namsan broadcast tower, night view.
On the east coast of Korea, a high-speed boat approaches the shore. It seemed to survive.
Clay tablets withi names written thereon to be placed in a Buddhis temple. Some of the English names that Asians pick for themselves puzzle me. But good luck to Poo Poo and Lovely!
Buddhist gods at Mount Soerak.
Shrimp and an insect repelling smoke coil at the Jambu Fish Market in Seoul, Oct. 2011.
Some jobs are more tiring than others. Fish market, 2011.
Dried chiles for sale in a market in Seoul, Oct. 2011.
Bottled ginger marketed at a shop in Seoul, October 2011.
Korean students in Seoul doing art at the Korean Culture Museum.
More fish in the Jungbu Fish Market.
The beautiful Seorak Mountains of eastern Korea.
A doorway in eastern Korea.
Soft ice cream in downtown Seoul. Mmm, delicious!