I was looking out my apartment window recently on another freezing cold day and saw this scene of someone being loaded into an ambulance across the street. The individual on the stretcher appeared not to be seriously hurt. I hope they make a speedy recovery.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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I rarely use black and white but thought that it might add more of a dramatic effect to the subject for today. This sculpture of a hand is made from a series of roof-like tiles wired together. The sculpture stands as tall as a man and can be found in Yongsan Family Park.
Monday, December 22, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
Each year the plaza in front of City Hall is turned into an ice-skating rink. Admission is only 1,000 Won, which I'm told includes the hire of a helmet and skates. When I came past the rink yesterday there was a long line of people waiting to buy tickets and to get fitted out with gear.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I had to go into work yesterday to catch-up before going on holidays in the middle of next week. I was so busy that I completely forgot to make a post. So here is what should have gone up yesterday.
The photo shows one of the horses that pulls open carriages around Downtown near the Cheonggye stream.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
The Love Thermometer is set up in front of City Hall to monitor donations from the public. The target amount is represented by the 100 degrees mark and each degree equals one percent of the target amount.
I took this photo on Saturday when the "temperature" was at 11 degrees. I will revisit the site again before the year is out to see if it "boils"
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This was the scene from my apartment window on Sunday morning. It was the second snowfall that I've seen in Seoul so far this year and a light one at that. It also snowed again briefly the same evening but it all melted pretty much as quickly as it had arrived. It really doesn't seem as cold as it was this time last year. Anyway, I am having family from Australia come to stay next week and I am really hoping that the snow kicks in so that we can all have our first "White Christmas" together.
Monday, December 8, 2008
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Saturday, December 6, 2008
The last of my mini Suwon-series this week. I saw this fishmonger's stall as I was leaving the Hwaseong Fortress and heading back to Suwon station to make the train trip home to Yongsan.
I am forever fascinated by the range of weird and wonderful sea creatures that are on sale at such places.
(* Apologies to the late Douglas Adams)
Friday, December 5, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A view of part of the Hwaseong Fortress wall at Suwon. In the foreground there is a small gun called a bullanggi (click here to see the plaque near the gun). Suwon is a provincial city south of Seoul but can be reached on the suburban rail network.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
A Korean magpie. I saw one of these beautiful birds sitting on the window sill of a colleague at work this afternoon. Although I wasn't quick enough to get a photo, I offer up this one that was taken a little while back.
Speaking of things that fly (or not as the case may be), I mentioned in a post the other day that I had been caught up with the closure of both airports in Bangkok. Well, I managed to get out of Thailand on Saturday morning on a flight from U-tapao International Airport, which is about 2 hours drive south east of Bangkok. I spent the previous night standing up at the international departure gate, together with hundreds of other travellers, after I was bumped to a later and even further delayed flight. I finally got back into my apartment at Seoul at about 6 pm on Saturday night, having spent 23 hours travelling. I hope that the following short video gives you some indication of the chaos that was (and for the time being probably still is) U-tapao:
Monday, December 1, 2008
The theme this month is spheres/circles and there are more than 185 blogs participating. These particular spheres form part of a water feature in the grounds of Seoul Olympic Park. I like this photo as there are reflections of the spheres within the spheres (as well as the reflection of your City Photoblogger, if you look very closely). You will also see circular depressions in some of the spheres, which is a bonus for this Theme Day.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.