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Wander Seoul... Leeum Art Gallery

Wander | Seoul

Wander Seoul... Leeum Art Gallery

It is hard to believe that it has been a whole 2 years since our toes first touched down on the Korean peninsula. In that strange and mysterious way that time has of expanding and contracting it has felt simultaneously much longer, yet somehow contained in the blink of an eye. I love those beginning days in a new place when Continue reading

The lotus flowers of Semiwon...Scenes from Dumulmeori: 'head of the two waters'...Seoul, South Korea

Dumulmeori…

 

The lotus flowers of Semiwon...Scenes from Dumulmeori: 'head of the two waters'...Seoul, South Korea

Where is the place where two rivers meet?  Dumulmeori…

Two watery heads converge, making one.  Liquid expanse meets distant mountain, and all around a sea of green.  Lotus, lotus, everywhere… Continue reading

Scenes from Gwangjang Market- Seoul, South Korea

Gwangjang Market

Scenes from Gwangjang Market- Seoul, South Korea

We entered the market and walked straight into a tide of kinetic energy.
A steady buzz,
A jostling of elbows.

Nimble fingers press dough into perfectly shaped mandu. Continue reading

Bukchon Son Mandu- Insadong, Seoul

Bukchon Son Mandu

Bukchon Son Mandu- Insadong, Seoul

There are a few iconic dishes that one shouldn’t leave Korea without trying…one of them is the beloved dumpling called mandu. Steamed mandu (찐만두), fried mandu(튀김만두), meat mandu (고기 만두), kimchi mandu (김치만두), wang mandu(왕만두), or jjinppang mandu (찐빵만두)… Continue reading

XII - speakeasy style bar in Seoul, South Korea

XII

XII - speakeasy style bar in Seoul, South Korea

Down a road, past a long row of kimchi pots, past western style burger joints, and pubs filled with so many foreigners we had to momentarily question whether we were in Boston or Seoul, finally: a corner- a non-descript black door Continue reading

Towering fish at the Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon, South Korea

One Fish, Two Fish, Ice Fish…Nice Fish!

Towering fish at the Sancheoneo Ice Festival in Hwacheon, South Korea

Winter isn’t going away anytime soon, so why not try to embrace it? This is the question that I have been asking myself repeatedly as of late. In general I am a huge fan of winter, and all of the stuff associated with it: ice skating, snowshoeing, skiing, snowmen, (hot chocolate with lotsa marshmallows)…But winter in South Korea thus far has been Continue reading

street scene- Mullae Art Village- Seoul, South Korea

Art n’ Seoul

(a mostly visual exploration of the Mullae Art Village)

street scene- Mullae Art Village- Seoul, South Korea

I couldn’t stop taking pictures. Everywhere I looked there was something wonderful and mysterious. The line between art, accident, and naturally occurring residue was completely blurred. One of my most favourite combinations. Continue reading