A young couple going for a walk together after a short shower this afternoon. Today was the hottest day of the year, reaching 38 degrees by mid-afternoon. I’m pretty sure that this is just as hot as the days in Morocco touring around in the little Peugeot 206 without aircon.
If I ever spent my money on things other than women and booze, then these are some of the things I would have the opportunity to buy here in Korea. Taken while window-shopping in Insa-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Head over to my flickr site, http://www.flickr.com/recklesscognition, to see the version without the cyan and yellow filter.
I’ve decided to start this blog with the first photograph of the day. It’s August 10th and after a hard night of boozing and a long day of watching the Korean Olympics get replayed almost continuously, I decided to brave the heat (38 degrees) and rummage up some photographs.
I walked along the Cheongyechon Stream in central Seoul until I came to the Uljiro 4 crossway which I took south to a neighborhood called Insa-dong. Insa-dong is one of the older areas of Seoul that most tourists will see. Old art supply stores, souvenir stalls, hand-made jewelry shops, and music stores cram the alleyways from Tagpol Park all the way down to Gyeongbok-gung palace. There are also an exceptional amount of authentic Korean restaurants, a couple of coffee shops, plenty of tea, and even a few norae-bangs (karaoke rooms). Seen here is on of their festive signs.