Batch 1 (Sep – Dec 2015) Batch 3 (May – Aug 2106)
Yeongdeok, New Year’s Day. One of my wife’s sisters lives near the east coast, so we took two buses there, and another sister and her husband drove from Seoul. The stroke of midnight was underwhelming. We got up early and stood in a park overlooking the ocean. Afterwards, we had breakfast with them and other family members who’d stayed elsewhere and joined us later.
Seoul Anglican cathedral INear Near Daejeon. I forget the name – it was a valley in the mountains and was frozen solid.Daejeon from a temple in Bomunsan.
Daejeon.Gyeryongsan National Park.One of the buildings at Donghaksa, Gyeryongsan National Park.Part of the Donghaksa temple complex (there isn’t much signage in English, so after two visits I still didn’t know what is which). A frozen creek, GyeryongsanUntil this point, the path followed the creek. This is the first serious climb over the mountain to Gapsa and Gongju. I walked to the top of the stairs, but the view was hindered by the low angle of the sun and lots of shadows. I want to walk through to Gapsa on some future visit. Fennec fox, Daejeon aquarium (which also has a small zoo)Namdaemun, Seoul.Daejeon from Bomunsan, with the Expo tower in the distance.Uam historical park, Daejeon.Sangdangsanseong fortress, Cheongju. I take most of my photos with my camera. I took this one, showing the best overview of this portion of the wall and the main gate, with my phone. Compare this and the next one. The rear portion of Sangdangsanseong fortress, Chenongju.In one of the buildings of my university. The two people walking past was a happy accident.Daejeon from Sky Park again. I walked up in the snow to take photos. Daejeon.Daejeon Anglican cathedral, Easter DaySpring blossoms, DaejeonIn the church garden.National War Memorial, Seoul. On my first trip I took a photo of the inside, showing the stained glass visible at the bottom. I have an inkling that the equivalent statue in Pyongyang is not as conciliatory. 통일을 원한다!
Suburban Seoul from the Seoul city wall near Naksan Park.Dancers, street festival, Daejeon.Street performer, Daejeon.Artwork at a university in Wonju.