Bits and Bobs

I didn’t have enough photos of each location to make a full post so I’m throwing them together here. Enjoy.

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A number of new apartment complexes are going up in my neighbourhood and this is a view of one of them from the back seat of a bus on the way downtown.

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Is watching chillies dry similar to watching paint dry?

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The Sotdae Bridge in Gangmun. A man is helping this elegant woman with her hook.

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Anmok Beach. I never knew there were truck-top tents available. It even comes with a ladder. Interesting idea.

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A man sells silkworm larvae on the boardwalk at Anmok Beach.

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A natural tree stands behind a telecommunications tree. This is next to the Jukheon Reservoir in Gangneung.

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Also at the reservoir is a private cemetery with a number of tombs that I like to visit. What this stele says I have no idea because it’s written in Classical Chinese characters.

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I’ll end the post with another photograph made from inside a bus. This is the taxi stand in front of Gangneung Bus Terminal. I don’t know the date, but it might have been just before the university semester began because all the people in the long queue look like students. The fellow in front is getting into an illegally parked car.

Until next time . . . .

 

6 thoughts on “Bits and Bobs”

  1. Peppers , yum.
    It’s always interesting to see photos from another culture to see their customs and traditions and everyday life that differs from my own . Ex.- the gentleman selling silk worm larvae . You’re fortunate he was polite and posed .

    1. I have to admit I didn’t ask for permission. I made a photo of the pot of ‘bugs’ as a distraction. I continued to feign interest in the pot but kept an eye on the vendor. When I noticed he was in a good position for a photo, I quickly moved back, recomposed, and made the photo. He looks slightly annoyed. I nodded, smiled, and walked away. Maybe he’s used to curious tourists.

    1. Haha. I wouldn’t be surprised. A student came to class with a pet beetle a few weeks ago. He asked me to name it, so I recommended Erik. There’s an Erik the Fish, Erik the Bat, so why not Erik the Beetle?
      The chillies were interesting. I don’t know why that chair would be there. Is there a chilli thief epidemic in the area? Are people that bored? Maybe someone’s mobile phone broke and they needed something to do.

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