Seoul Fashion Week

Twice a year, Seoul hosts one of the largest fashion shows in the world for one week in April and October. This event attracts a huge number of people to Dongdaemun Design Plaza, where the main events are held. On the day I visited, a Saturday in October, the location was swamped with models and photographers, both amateur and professional, as well as normal observers. The scene can feel overwhelming at first but it is easy to make it work. After a few minutes, it is easy to naturally integrate into the mass of people and start enjoying yourself at Seoul Fashion Week.

Namsan

Seoul is a fascinating city to see. However, most rarely get a good look of the vastness. As part of an ongoing series of blog posts. I am documenting all of the great locations to photograph a good cityscape of Seoul. In these posts, there should be enough information to know what to expect and if it is worth the journey.

Gangbyeon Station Techno Mart

Seoul is a fascinating city to see. However, most rarely get a good look of the vastness. As part of an ongoing series of blog posts. I am documenting all of the great locations to photograph a good cityscape of Seoul. In these posts, there should be enough information to know what to expect and if it is worth the journey.

Achasan - Seoul Photo Location

Seoul is a fascinating city to see. However, most rarely get a good look of the vastness. As part of an ongoing series of blog posts. I am documenting all of the great locations to photograph a good cityscape of Seoul. In these posts, there should be enough information to know what to expect and if it is worth the journey.

Umyeonsan - Seoul Photo Location

Seoul is a fascinating city to see. However, most rarely get a good look of the vastness. As part of an ongoing series of blog posts. I am documenting all of the great locations to photograph a good cityscape of Seoul. In these posts, there should be enough information to know what to expect and if it is worth the journey.

Lotte Tower - Seoul Photo Location

Seoul is a fascinating city to see. However, most rarely get a good look of the vastness. As part of an ongoing series of blog posts. I am documenting all of the great locations to photograph a good cityscape of Seoul. In these posts, there should be enough information to know what to expect and if it is worth the journey.

Apgujeong - Seoul Photo Location

Seoul is a fascinating city to see. However, most rarely get a good look of the vastness. As part of an ongoing series of blog posts. I am documenting all of the great locations to photograph a good cityscape of Seoul. In these posts, there should be enough information to know what to expect and if it is worth the journey.

Banpo Bridge - Seoul Photo Locations

Seoul is a fascinating city to see. However, most rarely get a good look of the vastness. As part of an ongoing series of blog posts. I am documenting all of the great locations to photograph a good cityscape of Seoul. In these posts, there should be enough information to know what to expect and if it is worth the journey.

A Trip to Jeju in Black and White

Jeju Island is always a popular destination for those in South Korea. It is close enough to Seoul to be a viable weekend trip. The flights to Jeju are not terribly expensive even during those times that everyone has a vacation. Activities on the island suite a variety of tastes. This, my third trip to Jeju, offered the opportunity to explore far more of the island than on either of my previous trips allowed. With seven full days and a rental car to ferry us around, we covered a lot of ground.

Daegu Lantern Festival

Every year the weekend before Buddha's birthday, the city of Daegu hold a wonderful lantern festival at Duryu park. A sea of lanterns lit up and rose into the fading light of the sky. The wind took them into the distant sunset. There were great moments with kids looking up with wonder and families coming together to send off their wishes. 

Zapangi - Magwon

In the Mapo-gu area, around 500 meters from the Magwon subway stop, lies a cafe that has a small menu filled with some beautiful creations. Zapangi offers decorated donuts, cakes in a tin, milk in a bottle, as well as colorful drinks.