More pics from Dad’s visit

Found these hiding on my iPhone! Good stuff from when Dad visited Korea in May.

Thank Heaven Seben-Eleben. 7-11 is all over Korea but most just look like normal stores. This one was outside the touristy 'folk village' we went to

Thank Heaven Seben-Eleben. 7-11 is all over Korea but most just look like normal stores. This one was outside the touristy 'folk village' we went to

A bunch of kimchi pots on display at the folk village in Suwon

A bunch of kimchi pots on display at the folk village in Suwon

The view from outside Hwaseong Fortress as we were riding the little train around the outer wall

The view from outside Hwaseong Fortress as we were riding the little train around the outer wall

A statue of an anatomically correct bull in Gyeongju. Bulls were known for their big pink balls in ancient Korea

A statue of an anatomically correct bull in Gyeongju. Bulls were known for their big pink balls in ancient Korea

The front of Bulkuksa Temple in Gyeongju

The front of Bulkuksa Temple in Gyeongju

A view from inside Bulkuksa Temple in Gyeongju

A view from inside Bulkuksa Temple in Gyeongju

It's mandatory for all visitors to fondle the Bulkuksa Temple's brass pig. Pigs = $$$ in Asian culture

It's mandatory for all visitors to fondle the Bulkuksa Temple's brass pig.

People stack a lot of little stones at Bulkuksa Temple... it's a Buddhist thing

People stack a lot of little stones at Bulkuksa Temple... it's a Buddhist thing

Dad checks his camera by the river in Gyeongju

Dad checks his camera by the river in Gyeongju

The view of Gyeongju from our room at Hotel Commodore

The view of Gyeongju from our room at the Commodore Hotel

I think I was technically standing in North Korea when I took this pic at the DMZ's Joint Security Area

I think I was technically standing in North Korea when I took this pic at the DMZ's Joint Security Area

Forbidden photo of the tunnel leading up to the surface from the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel at DMZ

Forbidden photo of the tunnel leading up to the surface from the 3rd Infiltration Tunnel at DMZ

For some reason people leave a shitload of padlocks at the base of Seoul Tower

For some reason people leave a shitload of padlocks at the base of Seoul Tower

Dad gets a birds-eye view of Seoul from Seoul Tower

Dad gets a birds-eye view of Seoul from Seoul Tower

We spent an afternoon watching some international performance thing at City Hall

We spent an afternoon watching some international performance thing at City Hall

Where have I seen this before...?

Where have I seen this before...?

 

posted by Michael in Culture on 7/10/2012 | No Comments