Another bunch of photos from Korea

Good afternoon! My name is Sheylara. I shall be your host today and show you another random bunch of photos from Seoul for my amusement.

I meant for your amusement.

 

Sheylara

 

This is me and my dearest friends. They’re my dearest friends because they put up with my rubbish. But I shan’t tell you what rubbish. ;)

Sheylara

 

These steps lead to the attic, as you have already seen in my earlier pictures. I would like to have an attic in my future house.

Sheylara

 

Gyeongbokgung (Palace). Every hour every day (according to our palace guide), they play out some kind of “Entering the Palace Ceremony” so you’ve got all these actors in court official costumes waiting outside the palace grounds for the signal to proceed.

Gyeongbokgung

 

It’s kinda amusing seeing these waiting ancients juxtaposed against the modern city landscape on the other side of the road.

Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung

 

On our way to the palace, we came across a couple of trees receiving life support. We didn’t quite know what to make of them.

Ailing tree

Ailing tree

 

To be honest, the palace ceremony was very boring. A commentary in four different languages (I think Korean, Japanese, English and Chinese) accompanied the rituals but we couldn’t get much out of it because the sound was quite distorted and the English accent was hard to understand.

Gyeongbokgung

 

The only really fun thing to do in the palace was taking photos.

Gyeongbokgung

 

I kept thinking the actors playing the palace guards and officials must be really bored having to stand around all day maintaining poker faces while tourists shamelessly crowd around them to pose for photographs.

Gyeongbokgung

 

You can see modern buildings peeking over the palace walls, lol.

Gyeongbokgung

Sheylara at Gyeongbokgung

 

Some parts of the palace are quite peaceful and romantic. Nice for romantic strolls with loved ones, especially with the nice autumn weather, cool yet sunny, that we experienced while there.

Gyeongbokgung

Gyeongbokgung

 

Me. :)

Sheylara at Gyeongbokgung

Sheylara at Gyeongbokgung

 

We had lunch at a quaint cafe with an artistic air. Seoul has tons of cafes like this. Love them!

Sheylara

 

Fooooood.

Bread

 

Serviettesssssss.

Cute serviettes

 

I had this basil olive oil pasta. Wasn’t salty enough but the fragrance was there.

Pasta

 

A plastic surgery ad in the Seoul subway.

Plastic surgery ad

 

Wang Wang and Nanny Wen both say this photo is obscene. Obscene meh? Just eating a stick of sausages only wat.

Eating sausages

 

Okay, I am now suitably amused. I hope you are, too.

Until the next time. This is Sheylara signing out!

11 thoughts on “Another bunch of photos from Korea

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    omg, you are so cute and irresistible, I want to hug you and squeeze you tight tight like a big fluffy doll. *Sqqquuuueeezzzeeeeeeeee…….

    By the way, I like photo #16 from top the best. (the one that you are taking off your sunglasses halfway.)

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    Oohh.. Gyeongbokgung Palace! Been there during my honeymoon, but miss the ceremony shows and there aren’t any guards then to pose with for photos.

    Trees on life support, nice way of conveying the message of saving Gia.

    The sausages looks yummy. They make me crave for one now… *slurp*

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