A View From a Room

Can I help you?

Amice likes to sit on the windowsill and watch the world outside. He’s very interested in watching birds, but he also likes dogs, cats, and children. I need to learn the art of sitting and doing nothing from him.

Asphalt Butterfly

In front of a café

The flowers had some lovely colours, but I thought they would distract attraction from the butterfly. Thus, black and white.

Clothes on Rack

Sometimes you walk into a room you’ve walked into a thousand times and see a photo opportunity for the first time. I ran to get my camera, steadied myself, and made a few frames. This was the best one. It may have been nicer if the rack wasn’t so cluttered, but then I might not have gotten that interesting shadow.

Barn

Barn, Hoesan.

The morning’s lovely soft light was the effect of very polluted and dusty spring air. Not a day for including the sky in landscape photos.

Apartments

I wonder how many of my posts have been called ‘Apartments’. They are such a large part of any scene in Korea that it’s difficult not to have a large collection of photos with apartments in them.
Korea’s birth rate keeps dropping and last year there were more deaths than births. But new apartment complexes keep popping up everywhere. Perhaps houses are falling down in other places.
You can see a mostly empty field in the foreground. In a couple of years there will probably be another greyish-white apartment complex and pine trees will be purchased from another part of the country to replace the persimmon trees that are there now.

Downtown Across the River

Downtown Gangneung seen across the Namdae River

This is the same river that was in a previous post about Seongsan. It’s getting closer to the sea so it’s wider, but not much deeper. There is little precipitation in winter, so the rivers are just about dried up until the rains of spring and the monsoon season in summer.
The composition of this photo is very similar to the photos in the post about Seongsan, so I should starting doing something different.

A bicycle ride to and from Seongsan

I was going to post two photos of cars parked illegally on a cycling path and a sidewalk but changed my mind. I remember Sam Abell writing or saying something like, “There are many ugly things in the world, but there will never be enough beautiful things.” The photos of the bad parking just make me angry, and who needs more of that? So I am posting two photos that make me feel pleased with myself. And maybe they will please you as well.

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Yongbong Service Station and Yongbong Transport Limited, Seongsan.

I’ve posted photos of this gas station before, but I stood more to the right this time and included the yellow line in the road. The line nicely balances the orange-yellow in the gas station roof. And how nice that the taxis are orange as well.


Between Geumsan Village and the Neighbourhood of Hoesan.

I’m not sure if parking in front of a road sign is illegal or not, but at least it’s not on a sidewalk or cycling path. There is no deep meaning to this – I just liked the tilted sign and the way the arrows seem to give some sense of motion to a parked car.