This is a selection of pics from around Korea from 2009-2015.
The idea was to get a selection of natural shots of the country. There are a disproportionate number from places I frequented. Still, as good a snapshot of the country as I could do.
Anapji Pond, part of the ancient Silla capital.
Rice terraces near a Hanok village.
Bridge to a far off island.
Lotte Department store from Busan Tower.
The bulls themselves are not hurt.
An old church.
Busan Station, the terminus of the KTX train.
A busy alley on a warm fall afternoon.
Woobang tower from Apsan ring way on a smoggy afternoon.
Neon lights of Korea.
a frozen river in the dead of winter.
Welcoming visitors to EXPO Park.
Donghwasa, on Palgongsan.
Mountains in the sparsely populated northeast.
Tumuli in the summer.
These are tombs for Silla dynasty kings (57BC-935AD).
The entrance to Chinatown,
where many Chinese immigrants settled in the 19th century.
Korea's south coast.
A flag at the now demolished fortress.
Many little Buddhas.
Daegu City Center at Christmas.
Gwangalli Beach on a warm summer afternoon.
a turtle ship replica.
Stalagtites or stalagmites?
Maean Buddha, a good hike up Geumosan.
Cheomseongdae, a Silla era observatory,
Beer and soju, fun for the whole family.
Haeundae beach, a tourist mecca.
Dol hareubang statues on Korea's tropical island.
One of Seoul's many satellite cities.
MacArthur Statue, commemorating the landing in 1950.
Mountains in the hottest part of summer.
An especially well preserved Hanok village,
Well worth a day to see at least.
Jikjisa, a Silla era temple.
On a VERY hot summer afternoon.
Wolmido promenade on a cold winter afternoon.
Nangang river during the Jinju lantern festival.
Samgyeopsal with all the sides.
The flag flying proudly.
The coldest of Korea's four seasons.
Korea's finest beer.
myst covering tea fields.
Jinju during the lantern festival.
Huge apartment buildings are only the most obvious
part of Korea's urban phenomenon.
A Joseon era wall and gate.
Out for a night on the town.
View of Incheon harbour.
Windswept volcanic mountains.
The rural landscape,
a stark contrast to city living.
Walking paths along the river.
Haedong Yonggungsa Temple.
A buddhist temple built on the rock face of the south coast.
Baseball, the Korean national pastime,
Traditional Chuseok gifts.
A dragon at Haeinsa Temple.
Taehwa river at sunset,
Guarding the castle at Gyeongbukgung.
Christmas time in the heart of the city.
Buddha, Korean style.
The contrast between old and new.
Buddhist lantern for Buddha's birthday.
Unloading the days catch.
Jagalchi fish market.
A forgotten alley.
Busan Tower from Lotte Department store.
Bridge Over Frozen Water.
Ships at the quay.
Signs of the wealth that POSCO brings to the city.
Sunset on the Han river.
What fashion lacks in diversity it makes up for in class.
Exiting Seoul station.
"delicious" Korean beer.
Every corner of Korea
Getting ready for the dragon boat races.
Night time at LaFesta.
This pig just can't wait to eat himself.
One of the many interesting advertisements.
Koreas south coast on a windy day.
Just shut up and eat it.
Enjoying a beer on a warm spring day.
EXPO bridge over the Gapchon river.
Makchang. BBQ'd pork intenstines.
and of course no snapshot of Korea is complete without.....