Seoul Photos: Shindaebang Station (신대방역)

I decided to check this station out since it would be my home for the time being. Shindaebang Station is a mix of markets, street stalls, and a somewhat antiquated attempt in making a modern train station. Built on top of the Dorim Creek (도림천), it expresses a huge amount of depth and is a great subject for any urban type photographer. Time hasn’t been too kind on this place over the years, but that adds to its character. Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Shindaebang Station (신대방역)”

Seoul Photos: Sogang University (서강대학교)

Was walking to Sinchon University (신촌역) after stuffing my face with the most delicious dumplings from Mapo Mandu (마포 만두), when we came across Sogang University (성강대학교). Usually the gates close at night, but perhaps they left them open because of midterms. I was actually interested in going to this university because of their highly regarded Korean language program, so decided to take the opportunity to explore and shoot a little bit there. It was a very interesting campus, a lot of really old buildings juxtaposed with a couple of really new buildings. Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Sogang University (서강대학교)”

Ewha Women’s University (이화여자대학교): Ewha Campus Complex

Always wanted to shoot around here. I remember coming here 4 years ago during my first time abroad, but never getting a good chance to take good photos. While filled with many beautiful, archaic looking buildings, the main gem of Ewha in my opinion, is their relatively new Campus Complex building (more info). Continue reading “Ewha Women’s University (이화여자대학교): Ewha Campus Complex”

Seoul Photos: Namsan (남산)

Namsan (남산) is probably one of the most famous mountains in Seoul, in big part due to having the highest observation tower known as N. Seoul Tower (as well as Namsan Tower, Seoul Tower, YTN Tower). It’s located in the middle of Seoul, so the view from N. Seoul Tower is pretty nice. It’s extremely couple-oriented and you will pretty much run into only couples and tourist during your visit. Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Namsan (남산)”

Seoul International Fireworks Festival (서울세계꽃축제)

I went to the Seoul International Fireworks Festival yesterday. I went there 4 years ago with a bunch of friends and had a lot of fun, so this time I decided to go there and take some pictures. As expected, the turnout was insane and just heading out of the station felt like an evacuation after a North Korean attack. Continue reading “Seoul International Fireworks Festival (서울세계꽃축제)”

Cheonggyecheon Plaza (청계천 플라자 )

Cheongyecheon is a beautiful creek that was restored after being “buried” under a concrete highway for approximately 30 years or so. It was restored in 2005 and is a great example of beautiful city design. You can take a nice leisurely stroll along this creek which is especially pleasant during a summer night. Continue reading “Cheonggyecheon Plaza (청계천 플라자 )”