The City that Survives

America is my country, but #Seoul is my hometown.  There is something so soothing to me about this city, with the topsy-turvy combination of new & sleek contrasted with old & meandering.  The moment I see my river begin to rise in the bus windows, my soul relaxes and I know it’s all ok.  To stand, looking out over a city as old as time.  Knowing that for centuries, one nation after another (often repeatedly) tried to stamp out its #culture and #Heritage only for Seoul to stay standing.  It’s a Beautiful feeling – Here for 14 days!

Seoul from the Han River

Seoul and the Han River

Seoul from the Han River

Market Woman

Market

One of the many kind women manning the fresh produce market in Incheon, South Korea.  I was amazed at the size of some of their fruits and vegetables–all very fresh!

Make Your Mark

Carving Your Name

The railings of the N Seoul Tower are all carved with the names, dates, nationalities, and loving relationships between visitors. It’s always fun to walk around and see who’s come and left their mark. :)

Royal Warriors

Mural

Mural in Chinatown, Incheon on the Stairs leading up to the top of the Mountain.

Seoul Vista

Seoul Vista

View of the city of Seoul from one of the bridges on the Cheongyecheon Stream

All hail the King!

KingTeddy Bear Museum, N Seoul Tower, Seoul