Sunday, March 31, 2013

A Stroll in the Park.

To celebrate the blooming of the local cherry trees and the coming of spring, I decided to finally go explore Duryu Park this Saturday, with my camera in hand of course!

 Many Koreans (both male and females) get excited about cherry blossoms and make plans to 'view' them. As a result the park was rather crowded as people walked along the tree lined streets. There were families, couples, and individuals all walking and looking at flowers. All over the place were Korean girls taking self portraits with their cellphones next to low hanging branches.

Daegu tower, located in E-World right beside Duryu Park.

Couples in Korea are pretty cute. Public displays of affection aren't very common here so they often wear the same cloths, or matching jackets to declare to the world that they are together. This concept applies all the way down to undergarments. Want a pink flowery bra? You can find matching male boxer briefs available right next to the women's underwear.Younger generations now frequently hold hands in public, but things like kissing are still less socially acceptable. Here is a cute couple putting cherry blossoms in each other's hair.

While wandering in the park my friend and I stumbled upon a Buddhist temple. Many locals stopped in front of the stairs for a moment and bowed before carrying on with their walk. It was a small but colorful temple.

View from the temple.

After exploring the temple, we ventured off the crowded main path and instead choose to take a little hike under the pine trees.

I walked around the park for about 3 hours and still didn't see everything! I look forward to going back when the trees have more leaves and will provide some nice shade. In the summer time people like to come to the park at night to enjoy fried chicken and beer on the grass. Being that I'm fairly close to this park I imagine I will be enjoying it more in the future! :)

Next weekend I'll be going to Seoul to visit +Aubrey and +Philip! I can't wait to see what kind of shenanigans we'll get ourselves into :D

1 comment:

  1. That's interesting about the similar clothing due to cultural 'quirks'...

    Sounds like shit is getting rowdy with North Korea, let's hope they don't try to launch some grapeshot over the boarder with a catapult.