Well, the Earth has completed yet another cosmic twirl around our bright star. And while that sentence is just about cheesy enough to make Mickey Mouse himself puke with horror, all this talk of the end of the world and, more realistically, the end of 2012 has gotten me all sentimental.
Here then are a set of badly organised, badly exposed, badly explained, badly photographed photographs of the city of Busan; my on again, off again home since 2009.
Should it take your fancy, you may peruse my Weekend Warrior’s Guide to Busan here at 10mag.com
Old School Lanterns at Yonggungsa temple
Zodiac guardians guarding Yonggungsa temple
A Jagalchi Dinner
Some sort of delicious sea urchin
The Tiger: Long since extinct on the Korean peninsular. Yet they can be seen knocking about temples here and there. Journalist skills fail me here, can’t remember where this one was taken.
Ddeokbokki and Udong. Spicy rice cakes and processed fish. Tastes way better than they sound… trust me
Marine city from Dalmaji hill. Fortunately the gaudy pomposity is unobservable from this distance.
Taeguk Village. Easily the best place in the city. Read more about it on this very blog
Ddeokbokki close up shot 맛있다!!
Gwangan-li as seen by the drunks at night
Serenity at Igidae. (Hoards of Ajuma not photoed)
The madness of Haeundae beach in summer.
The Cable Car up Mount Geumjong
Up Mt. Geumjong in the fall
A view west from Mt. Geumjong
All shots taken by Ben Cowles
Nice photos. Re tigers, there are some theories that one or two might be residing in the largest nature preserve on the peninsula. There’s also talk of reintroducing some around Jiri-san …
Hi Bobster! Thanks. Yeah, I hope there are a few Tigers still knocking about up there. Let’s hope they watch out for landmines! hahah