Tag Archive: pictures of seoul


February in Seoul

This is a collection of iPhone shots from the last month.

 

January in Seoul

These are just some iPhone shots I’ve taken over the last few weeks.

 

Mid-December

Just some recent dailies.

Jongmyo Citizen’s Park

In days long past, I was concurrently enrolled in three Korean classes of varying levels at the YBM main branch across the street from Jongmyo, so surprisingly I share a long history with this park — best known for being the hoppingest haunt for elderly Korean men this side of the Han.  After finishing class, I came over here almost every day to pour over my books in the shade of one of the many towering trees.  Unfortunately, back in those days, the park was also ground zero for anti-American demonstrations so I often found myself turned away by cops in riot gear and protesters with pickets that read “Go home yankee!”  Anyhow, a trip here will leave you feeling as if you just opened a window and peered into the Korea of yore.

Getting there: Take Line 3, 5, or 1 to Jongnosamga Station.  You’re there!

This park is temporarily closed for renovation.

Here’s a video of the Birdman doing his thing: The Birdman of Jongmyo

Seoul Grand Hyatt

Northern Seoul Dream Forest

Northern Seoul Dream forest, Seoul’s fourth largest park, was renovated and reopened in October, 2009.  There is a wide variety of terrain here, including natural relatively untouched forested areas, grassy expanses, waterfalls, eco-park, an animal habitat, and a recently planted bamboo forest.  It’s less crowded than Seoul’s other parks — perhaps, because it’s quite a way off the beaten path — making the overall experience more relaxing.

Getting there: Take Line 4 to the Mia Samgeori station and head out through Exit 1.  Look for a bus stop nearby and jump on Bus 9 or 11.  These buses will drop you of across the street from the main gate.

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