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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple


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Haedong Yonggungsa (해동용궁사) is unique among Busan’s Buddhist temples in that it lies not in the mountains, but on the seafront. It was founded in 1376, during the Goryeo Dynasty, and completely destroyed during the Japanese invasions. The current construction dates from the 1970s, but the temple has remained a major center of worship. In fact, I can’t imagine it being any more popular.


Hiking through Igidae Park


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The mountains and hills of Busan are easily its best feature, both helping to confine the city’s sprawl and offering parks and natural refuges for residents to escape the stress of everyday life. Among Busan’s wide range of nature walks, the one spanning Igidae Park is among the most popular. We hiked along its 5.2 kilometer coastal trail on a recent sunny afternoon.


An Irish Summer

During the summer I took a lot of photographs, especially when we went out to the coast. The fact that it really was a beautiful summer in Ireland this year made taking pictures all the more enjoyable.
These pictures are probably the pic of the bunch. Organised in chronological order they show the beautiful Derrynane Bay in Kerry where I spent many’s a summer with my family, Brittas Bay where I also spent many summers in my grandmother’s mobile home, and also around my grandfathers house just outside of Waterville in Kerr also.

The scenery in Kerry is some of the finest in Ireland, and some would argue, the most spectacular in the world.


Waves Crashing on Volcanic Rocks

Waves Crashing on Volcanic Rocks

 

After almost two years in Korea, my wife and I finally made it to Jeju and we were not disappointed.  Outside of the cities, Jeju looks and feels like a tropical island with beautiful greenery, scenery and unique volcanic rock formations everywhere.  We can understand why it is called Korea's Hawaii.  This picture is of the uniquely shaped rocks at Jungmun Daepo Haean Jusang Jeollidae right after a summer storm.

I used an Neutral Density filter to allow for a longer exposure in order to capture the movement of the waves in their battle against the rocks.

Bouy

Bouy

I took this photo while riding a ferry to Seonyudo, I like bouys. 

Haeundae Beach

Korea’s most famous beach, Haeundae has been noted for its impressive beauty for more than a thousand years. It is easy to understand why when you see that great curve of land meeting the ocean. And it is also easy to understand why this natural setting draws hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to its sea and sand.


The Pacific, a Book, and So Much Blue

After the falls,

the beach.

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