Seoul Photos: Ansan (안산)

Not to be confused with the city in Gyeonggi Province, this mountain is North East of the more famous Namsan (남산). My old university, Yonsei (연세대학교), is built at its base and can be accessed from there and many other areas around the mountain. It’s definitely worth a shot for the cityscape shooter and especially beautiful during the autumn when the leaves have changed color. Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Ansan (안산)”

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Gyeongbokgung Palace Lighting 2014 (경복궁)

Finally went to the Gyeongbokgung palace light up which started October 24th and ends November 1st. It takes places from 7 pm to 10 pm. This is an occasional event throughout the year where parts of the palace are lit up, luring floods of tourists, couples, and of course, photographers. Continue reading “Gyeongbokgung Palace Lighting 2014 (경복궁)”

Seoul Photos: Giant Rubber Duck in Seoul

Went to take photos of the giant rubber duck the other day. For those who don’t know, there’s a giant rubber duck floating in Seokchon Lake, which is the brainchild of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman. The exhibit started on October 14th and will end on November 14th. Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Giant Rubber Duck in Seoul”

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)”