The day was rather dreary, a slight drizzle has soaked wet the earth and cement flooring when we arrived at Yeongwol Station for our trip back to Seoul. The past few days were rather hectic with the opening of the Donggang International Photo Festival where I was one of the featured photographers. But the station was beautiful, done in traditional Korean architecture which at least brightened us up. It was rather small with a ticket office inside. Just behind the structure is the rail track…Continue Reading “A 2.5 hour trip from Yeongwol to Seoul by train”

The breeze was cool and comforting, as I gazed down the Han River, enjoying a quite afternoon in Jeoldu-san. The promontory has great views of this part of Mapo-gu, in Seoul. The trees provided a much needed shade, rustling gently while the sound of birds and vehicles passing the motorway merged. Although serene and peaceful, Jeoldu-san has a dark history, going back to the 19th century when Catholics were being persecuted. In fact, Jeoldu-san, literally means beheading mountain, when it was used in the 1860s…Continue Reading “Peace & serenity in Jeoldu-san, Seoul’s beheading mountain”