Friday, February 20, 2009

"I am just going outside and may be some time"

The title of my post today comes from the words spoken by Captain Lawrence Oates before walking to an icy death in 1912 while a member of Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to the South Pole.

Yes, that's me walking away in the shot above and while I am not going off to my end in the snow, this blog is about to do just that. It is in fact snowing as I type what will be my last entry. When I started it I wasn't sure if I could keep it going for more than a couple of months. Well, it has been just over a year now and I have enjoyed sharing my views of the city of Seoul with folks from all over the world. While I am going to be staying on here, my job and other activities are making it hard for me find the time to capture fresh images that do not repeat previous themes.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who has dropped by, but particularly "my regulars", and all of you who have taken the time and trouble to leave a comment or ask a question. Alas, I have not been as diligent in replying or reciprocating and for that I apologize. To my fellow City Daily Photobloggers, keep up your good work.

I will leave the blog up until 16 March, after time which I shall delete it from Blogger.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


A little boy pushes his own stroller at Seoul Olympic Park.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Guards and musicians from the Deoksu palace make their along Chonggyecheon in downtown Seoul.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Namdaemun Market

Early morning at Namdaemun Market.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A Great Wall

Part of the wall of the UNESCO world heritage listed Hwaseong fortress at Suwon.

Happy Valentine's Day

This is going up a whisker late on my side of the world as I had a busy day yesterday. Anyway, this shot was taken in my apartment. I thought that the chocolates from Belgium, the sparkling wine from Australia and the flowers with a Dutch connection gave this an international flavour.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Flying Bird Tea House

One of the flying birds in the Flying Bird Tea House in Insadong.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

"Fossilized" Paw Prints

I saw these paw prints that had been preserved in the pavement and they reminded me of the images that I have seen of fossilized dinosaur footprints. Who knows, maybe these will tell archaeologists and anthropologists of the future something about the pets that Seoulites used to keep in this century.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Buksumun, the northern floodgate at the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon, south of Seoul.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

President Rhee's Tomb

The tomb of Syngman Rhee and his wife. Mr Rhee was the first president of South Korea and led the country during the Korean War.

Monday, February 9, 2009

A Sign

A sign on top of a kiosk in downtown Seoul.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


A representation of Hodori, the official mascot for the 1988 Summer Olympic Games, carved in a panel at the Seoul Olympic Park Site.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Jongno Tower

The landmark Jongno Tower by night.

Friday, February 6, 2009


One of many interesting and unusual sculptures in the grounds of Seoul Olympic Park.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bare Trees

Trees at Seoul Olympic Park.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Cut logs neatly stacked against a wall at the Jogye Buddhist temple in downtown Seoul.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Deoksu and Guards

The changing of the guards ceremony at the Deoksu palace.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Getting Ahead

The head of a statue of Buddha in the National Museum of Korea.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Theme Day February 2009: Paths and Passages

The theme this month is "Paths and Passages" and there are around 95 City Daily Photobloggers participating (Click here to view thumbnails for all participants).

The photo above shows a passage running down one side of the Gyeonghui Palace (Gyeonghuigung).