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Sunday, April 29, 2007

A Buddhist Temple on Gwangak Mountain

Join me on my Sunday adventure:

When these men saw me snapping friends' photos, they wanted theirs taken, too!

We ate a Korean pancake, kimbap and miso soup, at a restaurant near the entrance of Gwangak Mountain. It only cost us 2,000W (2USD) each.

Pigs feet and alcohol for sale at the bottom of the mountain.

There were small barbecued birds for sale, as well as chicken's feet, as seen in the above photo. I tried chicken's feet on my birthday and they are bony, without much meat on them. They taste how they look.

I felt a bit silly wearing a running suit, because my friends showed up at the subway station, in jeans and nice shirts. Who knew you can be under dressed on a mountain!

Buddha's birthday is coming up, so the path was decked out with lanterns.

There is more than one temple on Gwangak Mountain. This one is closest to ground level, and involves only a small climb.

Look at the sunlight pouring in. The day was gorgeous.

View out the temple door. There was a monk wandering around. We had a picnic at that table.

Heading home...

13 comments:

MUD said...

Beautiful pictures. Going to be that kind of a day here. I am headed out to goof off. May ge a bike ride in. MUD

Vancouver mermaid/Montreal photographer said...

Looks fantastic. I'm glad you always include such great pictures in your posts, helps us all experience it with you.

Anonymous said...

haha I love pigs feet (jokbal right?) and Chicken Feet! I've never had the Korean version, but the Chinese version is great!

Angels in America said...

I love jokbal...You eat one of those 2 or 3 times a week, your cardiologist's will be able to buy his beach house in cape cod.

John said...

you never heard about hiking, korean chick style? in heels, skirt, and blouse...;)

may 24th is buddha's birthday...

love the pics - and love jokbal too!

Natasha said...

I find it so crazy. I did the Grouse Grind once last year (a challenging hike here in Vancouver) and I saw this asian lady wearing heels and a full skirt!!!!! How in the world do they do it?

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

Hey Mud. I hope you did "get a bike ride in." ;) I love bike riding. I miss my bike back home. I'd for sure be killed if I attempted to ride on the streets here.

Vancouver Mermaid- Aw, I'm glad you (an actual photographer) like the pictures! I didn't own a camera up until November.

Anonymous- You're probably right- I forget what pig's feet are called.
So you suggest I try?

Angels in America- hahaha... it's worth it.

John and Natasha- that would have been me when I was 16, so I shouldn't talk.

Anonymous said...

i love your pictures
they are pretty!

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