Travel Photo Thursday, March 3, 2011, Re-enacting History in Korea

Posted by on Mar 3, 2011 in Korea, Travel Photo Thursday | 12 comments

Thursday has arrived, and it’s time for TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY. My new teaching semester began yesterday. Since this is the beginning of the school year there are lots of freshman wandering the halls looking totally lost.

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This isn’t a shot of my lost students, but was taken in Korea. I took this photo last year at the Hwaseong Cultural Festival in Suwon, Korea. Suwon’s claim to fame is the Hwaseong Fortress, a world UNESCO site. This was the 47th year for the parade, and one of the highlights is a re-enactment of King Jeongio’s royal pilgrimage to the shrine of Crown Prince Sado, 210 years ago. The parade is huge, with thousands of Koreans dressed in the traditional costumes of the day. I loved the hat!

Dressed in Tradtional Costume, Hwaseong Cultural Festival, Suwon, Korea

To find out more about the fortress and the festival visit the links below. Hwaseong fortress is open everyday. For hours of operation, history, and what’s happening click on either of these links.

Hwaseong Fortress

Official site of the Hwaseong Fortress 

This is a great way to spend a day in Korea, and budget travelers will love the fact that it’s FREE!


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  1. That’s a pretty ravishing photo depicting effulgent festival colors! Thanks for sharing Nancie..:)

  2. Yeah, I also thought the photo was a stunning portrait. So I picked a human subject for mine.

  3. Hah, I love the hat ! Here I’ve been using #tpThursday all along. Now, ya went and switched to #TPThursday so, I’m going back and deleting my old Tweets and correcting them !

  4. Sorry for delayed comment – had technical difficulties and couldn’t post my comment (or it wouldn’t post my comments?). Love the photo, I love the way you have captured the elegance of the hat and the regalness of the person.

  5. Great portrait. It makes me wish I could see the rest of the image. It also makes me wish I could take better pictures!

  6. Great photo, I like the expression 🙂

  7. The fellow in your picture looks very regal. Love the hat and the colour.

  8. Very pretty photo! Great composition and I love the red–it really pops!

  9. You’ve gotten to experience such interesting cultures in your travels, Nancie. This is a wonderful photo – style and colors are perfect. I keep looking at this man’s eyes and wonder what he’s thinking. I think it’s a sense of pride in history and tradition.

  10. Love the expression on this guy’s face. He looks like a warrior king returned from the conquest. Great capture.

  11. I agree–I think the color really makes the photo.

  12. I really like the hat as well. And he looks so serene. Great shot.


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