Ancient Temple’s Pond, Korea

Surviving pond of gone, ancient temple of Mireuk-sa.

Geumsan Temple Chairs

Near Jeonju, South Korea

N Korean soldier briefing N Korean women.

At the Joint Security Area of Panmunjeom on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) at the 38th Parallel. Note the red badges of the Kim family worn as required at all times. No doubt there was elaboration on the biggest myth that the Korean War was started by the South attacking the North. This falsehood serves as the foundation of the DPRK’s suppression of political and human rights. As a result, according to the myth, the Kim family has valiantly faced off an antagonistic world. Whatever doubts that North Koreans may have, the last plank of the Big Lie that even defectors have emotional difficulty letting go is that N Korean dictator Kim Il Sung started the Korean War. The North Koreans dare not admit that the war almost destroyed their government if it were not for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army pushing back the UN/US forces. That fact, much to the chagrin of Chinese war veterans, is purposely ignored by the North Koreans.

Mireuk Temple, Korea

Selfies in Hanbok’s

Jeonju Hanok Village, Korea

Just Before Buddha’s Birthday

My neighborhood prepares for Buddha’s Birthday!

Seoul Street Scene

Supyo-ro (Jongro-3 ga), Seoul A montage of 3 images shot with a tilt-shift lens.

Smashed Punk Guitar, Busan

Rob Brogan, manager of Beached Cafe & Sports Bar, Gwangalli Beach, Busan, Korea

Seoul Cherry Blossoms

Behing Jogye Temple, northern Seoul

Changdeok gung Gwallamji AuroraHDR

Gwallamji (Peninsula Pond) within Biwon of Changdeok Palace, Seoul

Seoul Cherry Blossoms

Samcheon Park, Seoul, Korea

Seoul, early spring, 3 women

Dongdaemun Design Plaza Gallery

Seoul, Korea

Korean Martial Arts

Hwaseong Haeng Palace, Suwon, Korea

When in Korea...

... don't say anything negative about kimchee - or possibly risk a reaction similar to this...

Snowy Pond Pavilion Among the Trees

Biwon "secret garden" in Seoul's Changdeok palace compound, Korea

Korean Garden Snowy Road

Changdeok-gung's Biwon (Secret Garden), Seoul

After Buddha's Birthday and Before a Storm

Haein-sa mountain temple in Gyeongbug province of South Korea.

Korean Dusk

Goyang, Gyeonggi-do

Buddhist Nun on Summer Walk

South Korea

Working Man Joy

Seoul,Korea with outdoor umbrella lights

The Date

Insadong, Seoul, Korea

Korean Palace Wall in Moonlight

West wall of Changdeok-gung during a full moon, Seoul

AOA at Jamsil Arena

Performing during the International Rotary Convention’s Welcome Festival during May 2016.

K Pop in Seoul

Jamsil Arena, Seoul, Korea

Blue Bike

Wonseo-dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul

Past Midnight Korean Palace Gate

Gwanghwamun After Midnight, Seoul

Three Journalists Relaxing

Expat journalists in Seocheon part of Seoul

Late night riders

Train riders on the last train into Seoul from Gyeonggi-do.

After Closing Traditional Restaurant

Yongsusan Restaurant after closing hour by Changdeok-gung, Seoul

North Korean Sunset

Sunset on North Korean hills, looking from Paju, South Korea, over the Han River.

Gwanghwamun Plaza after midnight,

Seoul, Korea

Northern Seoul after midnight

Early morning near the Presidential ‘BlueHouse’ in northern Seoul, Korea

Summer evening stroll in old town

Insadong district, Seoul, Korea

Gwanghwamun Plaza Fountain Kids

Summer dusk fountain horseplay in front of Admiral Yi statue on Gwanghwamun Plaza, Seoul, Korea

Bird Silhouettes

Back alley of Insadong district in northern Seoul, Korea

Korean House Skyline

Traditional han’ok house in northern Seoul community of Woneseo-dong, next to Changdeok-gung palace.

Moon over Seoul

Wonseo-dong, Bukchon, Seoul, Korea

Pojangmacha scene, Seoul

Pojangmacha soju drinking, Jongro 3-ga, Seoul, Korea

Bridge Water Sculpture

Bridge Water Sculpture at Seoul Arts Center, Seokcho, Korea

Exiting Seoul Arts Center

Exiting Seoul Arts Center, Seocho, Korea

Woman on the Plaza

Seoul Arts Center plaza, Seocho, Seoul

Seoul Alley

Gyedong dusky alley, Anguk, Jongro-gu, Seoul

Water Sculpture Detail

Pedestrian Bridge Water Sculpture Detail, near Seoul Arts Center, Seocho, Seoul, Korea

Biwon Back Wall Clouds

Back Wall of Changdeok-gung at dusk, Seoul, Korea

Yeoju Maket Jolly Vender

Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do (Korea) market ajumma vender, November 2011

Stinky Creek

“Stinky Creek” on 8th Army Garrison at Yongsan Base, Seoul, Korea

Big Bang

Seoul’s annual fireworks festival on the Han River, Korea

Fireworks Festival

2016 Seoul Fireworks Festival, Korea

Twin Giant Spinners

Twin Giant Spinners over Youido 2016 Seoul Fireworks Festival

Pansori singer Park Eunjeong

Pansori singer Park Eunjeong, at Dongwhamun Gugak-dang, across from Changdeok-gung (palace)

Moon Over Seoul Apartments

Wonseo-dong, Jongro, Seoul

Back of Main Hall

Jogye-san (Jogye Temple), Seoul, Korea

Wild Pumpkin

Geoam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Korea 2016: March of the Apartment Blocks

Rice Fields of Geoam, Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Autumn Gourds on a Wet Deck

Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Makkolli Time!

Drinking makkolli in the Insadong part of Seoul, Korea

Korean Protester

December 12 one million-person anti-Park Geun-hye demonstration, taken at Seoul Plaza in front of Seoul City Hall.

Korean Traditional Pond

A corner of Gwallam Pond within Biwon (Huwon) gardens of Changdeok Palace grounds, Seoul

Korean Restaurant Owner

Sogeum Gui-jip (grilled meat restaurant) owner, Naejadong, Seoul

Yangwon Industrial Sunburst

Autumn sun over Yangwon, Korea

Gwanghwamun Protest

Buddhist study group joins mass protest demonstration in front of iconic Gwanghwamun palace gate, Seoul

Buddhist Women's Protest

Gentle protesters, strong message: “Park Geun-hye Resign” Seoul, Korea

Royal Quarters in Autumn

Yeongyeong-dang royal retreat, Biwon (Huwon) gardens within Changdeok Palace, Seoul, Korea

Korean Doors and Windows

Palace doors within Biwon Garden in Changdeok Palace, Seoul, Korea