Travel Photo Thursday

Korea: DreamWorks, Seoul Art Museum

Posted by on Jun 23, 2016 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 18 comments

This week we’re visiting the Seoul Art Museum to delve into the fascinating world of animation at the current DreamWorks exhibition, titled : DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition–Journey from Sketch to Screen. Welcome to week 283 (6/23/2016)  of Travel Photo Thursday.The show is divided into 3 segments: character, story, and world. Each segment provides detailed insights into how many of our beloved animated story characters are created, how each story is organized, and the technologies utilized to bring each character to life on the big screen.

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Kung Fu Panda

We are greeted by Kung Fu Panda and the kids at the entrance to DreamWorks. Notice the visitor on the left, to get an idea of the size.

 

"DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition–Journey from Sketch to Screen"

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Korea: Seoul’s Noryangjin Fish Market

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Food, Korea, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 32 comments

This week we’re visiting Seoul’s Noryangjin Fish Market, and a place that I have wanted to visit for ages. That became a reality when I received an invite from the Hansik meetup group to do just that. Welcome to week 282 of Travel Photo Thursday (6/16/2016). I hope you enjoy the tour as much as I did!

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The Noryangin Fish Market has been on my want to see list for a while. Firstly, I was eager to experience buying freshly caught fish and having it prepared on site. Secondly, the old Noryangin Fish Market may soon be a thing of the past. A new market has been built adjacent to the old market, and is now open. However, many of the vendors do not want to relocate. After I heard their story I can understand why. Here is a link to an interview with one of the vendors that our meetup host, Jason, did recently. The short version is that the spaces are much smaller, rents are 40 to 50 percent higher, and the floor in the building is very slippery; resulting in numerous falls. Market management, known as the Suhyup, are strong arming vendors into the new building, so they can begin construction of a new casino. They are hoping to take advantage of the popularity of the fish market to draw people in to gamble. Okay, enough with the politics. Let’s eat some fish!

Noryangin Fish Market

First, we stopped for a very quick peek at the new market building. Nice and bright, and remember the slippery floor!

Norganjin Fish Market, Seoul, Korea

Norganjin Fish Market, Seoul, Korea

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Alvor, Portugal: On Guard

Posted by on Jun 9, 2016 in Destinations, Portugal, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Alvor is a quaint little seaside village in Portugal’s Algarve, and home to at least one super cute guard dog. Welcome to week 281 (6/9/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. My brain is mush after interviewing 60+ students the last two days, and hearing about their final presentations. Those happen next week. This is the shortest Travel Photo Thursday in a while, but I think you will like it.

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I love the dog and cat culture of Europe. When I was in Portugal and Spain I was always coming across cats hanging out in the sunshine, and they all looked very well cared for. Dogs are always being walked. Owning a pet and living in an apartment doesn’t seem to be an issue. This brings me to my little minibus jaunt to the lovely seaside village of  Alvor. I hopped off the bus and decided to head up the hill. After admiring the village church I headed down towards the water. Ambling through the lovely little streets I looked up and here was the hind end of a white dog standing on a balcony. I kept snapping as I headed down and hill and here is my favorite shot of this cute little guy guarding the family balcony. He was definitely interested in me and my snapping, but he never made a sound. Made me wonder if guard dog was not his chosen profession 🙂 Isn’t he cute?

 

Alvor’s cute dogs…

Alvor, Portugal

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Windows around the World

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Budapest, Canada, Czech - Prague, Destinations, Halifax, Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Travel Photo Thursday | 26 comments

Windows and doors are favorite photo ops when I’m traveling, and I know I’m not alone. Welcome to Week 280 (6/2/2106) of Travel Photo Thursday. The end of the semester will dominate the next few weeks, so little time for anything else. This post will not be particularly wordy. I think that the gorgeous windows speak for themselves. Enjoy!

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I loved the windows in Prague, and managed to come away with several nice shots. These two were taken in the Old Town, where it’s next to impossible to walk more than 30 seconds without taking a photo or two.

Gorgeous symmetry! Prague is also really big on window boxes.

 

Curtained Prague

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Korea: Buddha’s Birthday, Bota-Sa

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Destinations, Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 17 comments

Bota-sa was our next stop during Buddha’s birthday celebrations.  Welcome to Week 279  (5/26/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. This is going to be a quick post. I am really under a lot of time constraints right now with the end of the semester looming. Do enjoy a bit more of Buddhas birthday this week.

After enjoying the festivities at Bomun-sa and Mit’a-sa we made our back to the bus, and managed to creep through the traffic to our next destination, Bota-Sa hermitage. The temple serves as a convent for approximately 50 nuns studying Buddhism and social work. Bota-Sa was relatively quiet. This order of nuns is connected to a temple near the city of Daegu, so most of them traveled there for the holiday. The temple is known for its fifteen foot white Kwanseum Posal (or Goddess of Mercy), which is carved on the rock behind the main temple building.

We passed these grave markers on the way up to Bota-sa.

Bota-Sa Temple, Seoul, Korea

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Korea: Buddha’s Birthday Tour Seoul Part 1

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 21 comments

May 14th this year saw me celebrating my birthday with Buddha. Welcome to week 278 (5/19/2016)  of Travel Photo Thursday. To be honest, I hadn’t realized that his birthday was actually May 14th. I thought it was the week before. There is just so much going on right before and after this huge annual event that it can be difficult to keep track of the actual date.  Every temple in Seoul, and throughout Korea celebrates the day. I joined the Royal Asiatic Society for Buddha’s Birthday Tour. Over the course of the afternoon and evening we attended celebrations in five of the city’s Buddhist temples. Enjoy Part 1 of Buddha’s Birthday Tour, and my visit to Mita-Sa and Bomun-Sa  Please come back next week for Part 2.

Our first stop was the neighborhood Bomun-Dong, which is very close to where I work. Here, we spent time at Mita-Sa, and Bomun-Sa (sa is the Korean word for temple).

Mita-Sa (sometimes written Mit’a-Sa)

A rather tiny temple, dating back to the 4th Koryo king (950), with a rather colorful history. This includes a king marrying his own sister in an effort to keep undesirable influences from becoming part of the royal family! Today, forty nuns call this small peaceful  temple home.

Temple entrance…

Mit'a Sa, Bomun - Dong Seoul

Mit'a Sa, Bomun - Dong Seoul

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