Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Postcards from Seoul South Korea

Recently I was fortunate enough to travel to Seoul in South Korea.  It is a country I’ve never visited before.  Of course I took my camera on this trip.  During the day, I had to work so it was only in the evenings I was able to explore the city.  Normally I look at the post cards on sell to see the photogenic areas, but they don’t seem to bother with post cards in Seoul.  I really did not see any post cards in shops.

South Korea is not really geared toward tourists.  Very few people speak English outside of the business district.  Ordering food can be difficult.  Most tourists are from Asian counties.  The numbers of attractions are limited compared to cities like London or Paris.  I would say everyone who go to Seoul should visit the Korea War Memorial.

I was only there for a week and the evening I was free to go out and photograph the city, there was heavy rain.  Even with the heavy rain, I went out anyway.  Luckily, during my under train ride, the rain stopped and I was greeted by the most beautiful night light and reflections.

Here are some of the photos from the time I was in Seoul.  All photos shot with Olympus Pen E-PM2, Panasonic 20mm F1.7 or Olumpus 9-18mm F3.5-5.6.