The Emptiness and Depression

After more than 10 days' quarantining at home, I decided to take a tour around downtown Minneapolis.  There were a few cars driving by once a while, a few people wearing masks, protective glasses and rubber gloves walking down the streets, or waiting at almost empty train station.  I stopped by Wells Fargo building, where … Continue reading The Emptiness and Depression

Korea Trip #10 (Final) – Street and Table Foods

Just before I departed for Seoul, Korea, I visited the owner of one of the local Korean restaurants.  I asked him what kinds of Korean traditional foods I should try, without hesitation he told me "street foods". During our stay at Seoul we were moving around on feet most time.  Going through Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Gamcheon … Continue reading Korea Trip #10 (Final) – Street and Table Foods

Korea Trip #9 – Bukchon Hanok Village

Surrounded by Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace and Jongmyo Shrine, Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to "northern village," came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno. Today, many … Continue reading Korea Trip #9 – Bukchon Hanok Village

Korea Trip #7 – Nights at Seoul

During the week we were at Seoul, we spent two nights outside to see the nightscape at Seoul. Dongaemun: It's official name is Heunginjimun Gate, but due to its position on the east side of the outer wall of Seoul Fortress, it is also commonly referred to as Dongdaemun Gate.  The gate also leads to … Continue reading Korea Trip #7 – Nights at Seoul

Korea Trip #6 – Seoul China Day

"Today is your birthday, my dear motherland.  In the morning breeze I send a white pigeon to bring you an olive leaf together with my best wishes......" We walked toward this familiar melody, to find out there was a China Day going on in the middle of Seoul Downtown.  Those young women in bright red … Continue reading Korea Trip #6 – Seoul China Day

Korea Trip #4 – Sunset at Han River

The Han River is a major river in South Korea and the fourth longest river on the Korean peninsula after the Amnok, Tuman, and Nakdong rivers. The river begins as two smaller rivers in the eastern mountains of the Korean peninsula, which then converge near Seoul, the capital of the country. The Banpo Bridge is … Continue reading Korea Trip #4 – Sunset at Han River

Korea Trip #2 – Vibrant Busan

Busan, a second largest city in South Korea, is known for its combination of beaches, mountains and temples.  Somebody calls is as San Francisco of South Korea. We went there on a pleasant day with mild temperature and sunshine, by chance we noticed there was a Busan International Movie Festival.  Even though we didn't see any … Continue reading Korea Trip #2 – Vibrant Busan

The Field of Hope – under the Sunset

Babbettes Seeds of Hope is a sunflower maze grown in the memory of Babbette, a wonderful woman who had a dream of cancer - free for her and others.  The maze is located in Eau Claire, WI and about one and half hour driving distance from my home.  We have gone there couple of times … Continue reading The Field of Hope – under the Sunset

Louisiana #5 Random Discoveries

My favorite thing to do at any new places is to wander around with my DSLR, sometime also with my tripod.  In this way I can capture anything with local characteristics or something inspiring me. Here are selected pictures I got from New Orleans couple of weeks ago. 1, 2: Bourbon street, which is filled … Continue reading Louisiana #5 Random Discoveries