Last post [for the present, anyway] on my recent jaunt to Korea. I’ve saved the best for last — some of the creepy, krazy coolness I found while prowling the streets of Seoul.
As mentioned in an earlier post, the surface of Seoul is often pink and cute, Hello Kitty style. But just a little digging brings up all kinds of interesting tidbits, from tacky Vegas-style carriages to [literally] underground art.
Take a peek with me, will you?
This first shot is from the interesting edibles department. A bowl of street munchies — fried larvae, actually, for sale at one of the night markets — displayed alongside a giant bowl of huge duck eggs. I thought they must be goose eggs, but was informed otherwise. Those must have been some powerfully large mama ducks!
Street advertising was ubiquitous, so to stand out, some places went the extra mile, with fetchingly posed pigs, self-serving ramen and so many more…
One very steamy night we walked along the man-made canal that runs through the heart of the city. It was a gathering place for families and young lovers to beat the heat. At one point the walkway takes you right across the path of a waterfall. It was beautiful.
My absolute favourite event was an art show we stumbled upon in Insadong. The artist, whom I got to meet, is Seoung Park — and is depicted in all the odd and interesting self-portraits on display. I was totally knocked out by this display, but I can’t find an online link to the artist anywhere. If you know of one, please pass it along in the comments!
The show was titled:
Is this not the very definition of krazy, creepy cool?
And what about this one?
I saw so many other amazing sights, but this post is already too picture-heavy. If you’d like to have a look at a few more shots, hie yourself over to my Flickr page and dive in!
Tomorrow, I think I’ll post a few thoughts on my Quebec jaunt. Lots of the kreepy and crazy there, too!