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.

Reed Barrier

Gyeongpo Wetlands Park

Some parts of the park have high reed barriers put up to protect nesting birds from noisy and invasive tourists. These little windows allow you to look inside the protected areas. I didn’t see any birds, but I did rather like this stand of trees.

Wheelbarrow and Window

A scene from my walk to school. I only made this one frame because the house owner’s great dane starting barking at me, though ‘barking’ seems a weak word for the noise a bloody huge animal like that makes.

Colourful Window

Colourful Window, Downtown Gangneung
Downtown Gangneung

I made this photo because such a colourful building is a rarity in Korea. Most older buildings are off-white or just unpainted concrete and breeze blocks. Newer buildings are cleaner, but still lack much colour.

Cart, Jumunjin

I don’t think I shared this photo from 2017 on my blog back in 2017. Certainly not in its present state. I recently rediscovered it while organising my photo collection and trimmed a bit of ugly from the top to give the picture a minimalist look.

Cart next to white house

I made this photo in a hill neighbourhood of Jumunjin. The houses there are so close together that generally there is only enough room for a single person to squeeze between the houses and their enclosing concrete walls. Most of the homes have no road access at all and residents need to walk through a maze of alleys to get to a single lane road. It’s quite a poor neighbourhood, but the council is sprucing the area up by painting some of the alley walls and hanging paintings to help the neighbourhood look less miserable.
The above scene no longer exists. The cart is gone and there is some fire-fighting equipment up against the wall. I’m glad I was able to get the scene before it changed.