Sunday, March 23, 2014

Korea

Here are some photos of Korea I asked Dan to bring me back from his business trip. To start off, this is a traditional Korean wedding venue at the Mayfield Hotel and Resort in Seoul, Korea.



This beautiful gown was in the wedding planner shop at the hotel.


Looking down from his hotel room seven floors up, he saw a couple posing for photos on their special day.


The following are entryways to different restaurants on the hotel grounds.



This is on the door that is open above. It somehow symbolizes weddings.


This is one of the traditional Korean restaurants beyond the entryways.


These statues were in the restaurant. This is the year of the horse.



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Dan visited the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the demarcation between North and South Korea. The Han River separates the two countries. This is a topographical model showing an elevated view of the borders.


This is in the lobby of the DMZ reception hall. It is showing the comparison of the height of the average North Korean soldier (5 ft 2 inches) to Dan (5 foot 10). Poor nutrition factors into North Koreans smaller size.


These painted wooden statues were outside of a traditional Korean restaurant down the street from the DMZ.


This ceramic tile was on the wall at the restaurant.


He'll be going back again soon so maybe I'll have more to share! Thanks for the photos, Dan!

5 comments:

  1. My favorites were the tall skinning statues.

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  2. Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures of Korea. I like the bride's dress . Beautiful ceramics. Keep in touch

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  3. Very pretty, isn't it. Our daughter taught ESL in Korea for a year and our son was in the US Army, stationed in Korea. Both love Korean food!

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  4. You should have gone with him too Patty!!! Love looking at the photos, my dad and sis often go there on business and I always enjoy seeing their photos, I would definitely go there someday, actually we're thinking of going during the next Winter Olympics!!!! Hopefully things work out for us, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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  5. What fun! I enjoyed seeing your photos. I also loved your photo tour of the Princess Diana Suite at the Drake Hotel. Awesome! :)

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