Gyeongju

Daerungwon Dreamscape

Daerungwon Dreamscape

The early eveing sun illuminates Daerungwon's most-famed scenic spot, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do.

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Up in the Air

Lets go Fly a Kite

2014 Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk

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This past Saturday I had the pleasure of once again hosting the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk. I decided to change the location to Gyeongju this year as I thought that it would appeal to more people than having it in Ulsan. My assumption was correct and we had over 20 people show up. It was a great turn out for a great day of shooting.


Flashlight Workshop Gyeongju

When it comes to workshops on photography (in English) you have very limited options in Korea. Outside of Seoul, your options almost drop to zero (I am working on changing that very soon). However, Dylan Goldby and Andy Faulk decided to change all that by putting together a workshop in the historic city of Gyeongju this past weekend. I had a chance to meet up with them and check these guys in action as they gave out their photographic secrets by the boatload.

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Bomun Lake

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One of the best places to see cherry blossoms in the area is the Bomun Lake area in Gyeongju, South Korea. However, it is also the busiest and most crowded outside of the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival. At any rate, I thought that if I went out while the festival was on, it would take the pressure off of Bomun. I was wrong.


Gyeongju Photo Walk

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A while ago, I lead a photo walk in the beautiful city of Gyeongju. This was one of my favourite photo walks that I have been on recently. Aside from the horrible traffic that made me extremely late, which is bad when you are the host and the only one who knows where to go. At any rate, the weather was great and we started our walk beginning with the tombs around Daeureungwon and then into Daereunwon itself.


Tombs of Gyeongju

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One of the most amazing things about Gyeongju are the magnificent tombs that seem to be everywhere. The main cluster of these are located in Tumuli Park or rather the Daereungwon Tomb Complex. This is a beautiful park that is a much needed green space in Korea. To be honest one of the things that I love about the area is that there is just so much green.


Gyeongju for Chuseok

A couple of weeks ago it was Chuseok, which is Korea's thanksgiving day. This meant a three day holiday for most people, luckily the school was good enough to give me the whole week off. I decided to take my mum and Julie to Gyeongju, which is only a 20 minute train ride from Busan. Nick and I have been before, so you can read more about it here, but here are some of the photos from our day. I love that you can hire bikes so easily there and use them to get lost in ancient observatories, temples and modern theme parks and lakes. It was nice to see it at a different time of year. We rounded off our relaxin sightseeing day on the train home with a snack of Gyeongju bread. Nick and I then went to meet our friends at a beach party on Dadaepo beach.

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