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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Seoul After Dark


I asked our consultant's Korean secretary to write instructions for the taxi driver so I could get back to the man-made river in downtown Seoul. I was there earlier in the day for some meetings, but I forgot to bring my camera.

As the taxi sped-up, I knew we were treading unfamiliar territory. I tried talking to the driver, but he spoke no English. It was only when we crossed a bridge and headed towards the dock that I realized that the secretary's note was for the river cruise.

It was by then past 7:00 p.m but the sun was just about to set. Hmm. Seoul sunset. Why not? I checked the foreground: not spectacular. But I took the above sunset shot just the same.

I decided to take the cruise hoping to get afternoon-to-night shots. Here are some of those I got.

(Korean Parliament Building)






Apparently, the cruise was unlike that of Tokyo which traverses the very heart of the city. But it was still part of my knowing Seoul better, so i'm not complaining. I'll just try to get more night shots from the Seoul Tower area next time.

25 comments:

Yodz said...

really nice shots...

jasperjugan said...

still.. night shots. what's with the man-made river by the way?

BlogusVox said...

Wow, atty, ang galing mo nang kumuha ng "nightscape" ah. Pang postcard yung 2nd pic at yung 2nd to the last pic.

The Gasoline Dude said...

Huwaw! Ganda naman! Wala bang SOJU d'yan from Korea? Padala mo dito. = P

Toinks! Mali 'yung naka-login kong G-Mail Account! 'Wag mo na i-approve 'yun. LOLz

r-yo said...

yodz: thanks!

r-yo said...

jasper: i'll have another post on that, hehehe

r-yo said...

blogusvox: salamsky po! medyo marami pa dapat matutunan.

r-yo said...

gasdude: dito sa japan, madami sochu. yun nga pampatulog ko e. akina address ng mapa fedex sa yo, hehehe

Turismoboi said...

nic epicz

Anonymous said...

wow!!! colors of the night!!! yun second to the last pic looks like one of Van Gogh paintings titled "Starlight"...
and sa wakas... sunset pic... ..pero mas maganda kung nakuha mo yun sunsetting in between the two buildings... or kasama yun trees minus the building or building without the trees.. para walang contradiction sa frame..

r-yo said...

turismoboi: thnks

r-yo said...

anonymous: ha ha ha. i knew my framing sucks. i was rushing to the dock for the boat ride so I really had no choice but to take the pic from where I stood. but yours was a valuable critique, as always. :-)

Zweihander said...

Okay na-confuse ako. Ikaw ba'y nasa Korea, nasa Japan, o nasa pagitan? Baka naman sabay? Haha.

With a good camera, you can never go wrong. :)

r-yo said...

zweihander: he he. im based in japan but i cover korea too. so once in a while, naliligaw ako ng SK. :-)

Lawstude said...

amazing night shots. ang galing-galing mo na panyero.

Gina said...

Beautiful shots Reo! My, my, you are getting really good at photography.

sexymoi said...

wow panalo...

Gypsy said...

Aryo!! I went to Tokyo last April--should have contacted you but hadn't really been blogging for some time, now lang ulit. Ganda ng Tokyo...haaay. Sana makabalik--kahit nakaka nosebleed ang presyo. Hehe.

Nice photos by the way--:)

r-yo said...

lawstude: he he. TH pa rin nyero. next time sabit ako sa inyo! :-)

r-yo said...

gina/sexymoi: salamsky! :-)

r-yo said...

Gypsy: Really? Sayang naman, sana nagparamdam ka man lang. Nakapag tourist guide man lng sana ako. Balik ka!

the donG said...

wow! i like the second to the last shot of the night skyline. beautiful!

my mother wish she was there. hehehe...

Lantaw said...

beautiful photos, esp the first one!

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