Travel Photo Thursday, April 7, 2011, Blossom Bliss in Rural Korea

Posted by on Apr 7, 2011 in Travel Photo Thursday, Uncategorized | 33 comments

Thursday has arrived here in Daejeon, and that means two things. First, it’s the final day of my work week, and more importantly, it’s time for Travel Photo Thursday.

To join in the fun simply post a photo on your blog. Return here and place your link in the Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post. Please remember to leave a comment after you link. Finally, if you have a few moments, visit the others who have linked. Perhaps you can give them a tweet, a stumble, or a comment on their TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY.

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This is one of my favorites. I took this shot a couple of years ago while I was on a weekend car trip with friends. I don’t have a car in Korea, so usually I only see the countryside from a train or bus window. This was a totally unexpected shot, since I would never had seen the beautiful spot if we hadn’t gotten lost. There’s often so much beauty in the unexpected.
(Click on the photo to view a larger version.)

Rural Korea Springtime


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  1. That is a great shot–are the blossoms pink?

  2. Today is Vancouver’s 125th birthday and we finally got some sunshine. I was admiring some of the great cherry blossoms around here today so your timing is perfect. Love the pic – thanks for sharing!

    • Happy Birthday Vancouver. Compared to some Canadian cities Van is just a child 🙂 My hometown, Halifax, was settled in 1749.

  3. This is like a ‘frame-it-poster’ picture Nancie. This is so lovely I could have mistaken it for a painting too….. Excellent shot! 🙂

  4. Love the countryside photo and love the idea of Thursday being the end of the work week, too. Whatchatalkin’bout?

  5. What an awesome shot. This looks like such a beautiful wonderland. Makes me want to take off my shoes and run like a child.

    Really been enjoying these Thursday photo sessions. I won’t be able to participate in the next couple of the weeks because I will be in South Africa. But look forward to catching up when I am back. And my photo is in keeping with the African theme…

    • It really was a pretty spot. Spring was just beginning.

      Enjoy your trip to SA and look forward to seeing your shots when you get back.

  6. Very nice composition. I see you have the same problem in Korea that we do in Japan. Ugly Overhead Wires.

  7. I like compositions of buildings blending into the natural landscape rather than intruding.

  8. Beautiful shot. I loved the cherry blossoms when I live in S. Korea, I had never seen there before and was blown away.

    • They are amazing. We’ve had a cold spring, so they are just starting. I’m off to a festival today, so I hope to see some. This festival is for strawberries, not blossoms, but hopefully there will some around!

  9. What a great photo! This place looks amazing! Well done 🙂

  10. I had never really thought much about South Korea until we had a homestay gentleman (the term used very loosely here) from South Korea. I hate to say it but our neutral image of South Korea went negative just because of this one poorly mannered individual. BUT on the way back from Vietnam we stopped in South Korea just for 10 hours so we had a day visit. We were quite impressed! This beautiful spring photo of Korea reminds me how I’d love to go back and explore the country and obviously spring would be a great time to do it. Thanks for the visual reminder. Leigh at HikeBikeTravel

  11. Beautiful photo! Indeed, many great shots are completely by chance… ^_^

  12. Very pretty! I love the way the tree frames the shot. 🙂

  13. Nice shot! Thanks for letting us take part in TPT!

  14. Couldn’t agree with you more about finding beauty in the unexpected. And this is a beautiful shot!

  15. Great shot! I have never been to Korea but am always surprised by all the beautiful shots on different peoples blogs. I think i must plan a trip soon.

    • Korea is still off the beaten track. Once you get out of Seoul language can be a challenge. Don’t let that stop you though. You’ll always find someone who speaks a bit of English. Transportation is good and cheap. There’s lots to see and do.

  16. Happy to have you here!

  17. Leigh…Koreans can be a challenge when it comes to manners. A lot of it has to do with the culture. (and I’m not defending them). I’m glad that your day visit was a success.

  18. Hi There,
    Just found your blog and think this is a great idea. I will be participating Thursday. And your picture is beautiful too!

    • Hi Debbie! Welcome! I dropped by your blog and you have some lovely photography there. Looking forward to you joining Travel Photo Thursday.


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