070708 084450  Ron and Glenda : [Korea2007]  070708 084516  Ron, Glenda, Steve, and Lynne : [Korea2007]  070708 093146  Gyeongbokgung - Rebuilding started in 1865 but the expense nearly bankrupted the Korean government. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070708 093618  Gyeongbokgung  - in the first half of the 20th century, the Japanese, once more destroyed it. : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070708 095100  Gyeongbokgung  - work is now progressing to restore the former glory, and will likely take decades. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070708 103117  View of Insadong Alley (before the stores opened)  This is probably Seoul's most fascinating shopping area.  According to our guidebook it has over 50 small art gallerice, pottery shops, antiques, calligraphy brushes, Buddhist items, etc. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070708 123143  Tranquility Changdeok Palace : Korea, [Korea2007]  070708 135137 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070708 131825  Lunch : Korea, [Korea2007]  070708 153447  Interior of the National Museum of Korea - it was opened in 2005 and contains over 150,000 exhibits.  It is the largest museum in Asia. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070708 154140  National Museum of Korea : Korea, [Korea2007]  070708 155253  Buddha National Museum of Korea : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat 
070708 155315  Buddha National Museum of Korea : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070708 160825  Ancient Exhibition National Museum of Korea : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070708 162116  Buddha National Museum of Korea : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 100221  Korean National Folk Museum - "There are trees everywhere.  You don't need an umbrella". : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat 
070709 100348  Overturned pots for the making of Kimche - Korean National Folk Museum : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 100437  Potential Kimche maker picking out just the right pot. Korean National Folk Museum : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 101830 : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 102755  Cutaway showing the production of Kimche.  Traditionally, Kimchi was made to preserve vegetables and ensure proper nutrition during the harsh winters, but it is now eaten year around. : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat 
070709 102811  A side dish of the spicy national food is served at nearly every  Korean meal.  It is generally made with pickled and fermented cabbage seasoned with garlic and red chili, but can be made from cucumbers, white radish, or other vegetables. : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 103130  Korean National Folk Museum - Drying corn, etc. : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 104658(1)  Korean National Folk Museum - Artisan : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 104730  Korean National Folk Museum -demonstrating weaving : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat 
070709 105137  Korean National Folk Museum : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 110320  Korean National Folk Museum : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 110917  Korean National Folk Museum : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 112701  Korean National Folk Museum - Acrobat : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat 
070709 112836 (1)  Korean National Folk Museum - Acrobat : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 113029-1  Korean National Folk Museum - Acrobat : Korea, People (Occupation /Type), [Korea2007], acrobat  070709 120436  Korean National Folk Museum - Korean wedding : Korea, [Korea2007]  070709 113555  Korean National Folk Museum - Acrobat : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070709 120513(1)  Korean National Folk Museum - Korean wedding : Korea, [Korea2007]  070709 122956  Korean National Folk Museum : Korea, [Korea2007]  070709 125300  Lunch : Korea, [Korea2007]  070709 143130  Hwaseong Fortress : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070709 143433  Hwaseong Fortress - This was built at the end of the 18th century : Korea, [Korea2007]  070709 150041  Hwaseong Fortress - It is considered an outstanding example of military architecture incorporating the most highly developed features of that science from both east and west. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070709 150336  Hwaseong Fortress - keeping the sun off. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070709 192425  Dinner : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070710 100538  Seokgrum Grotto : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 102319  Seokgrum Grotto - The grotto is dug into a hillside.   It contains a statue of Buddha facing east surrounded by other deities. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 114346 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 114434 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070710 114625 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 115903 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 120234 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 125222  Lunch : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070710 125235  Lunch : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 142154 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 142614 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070710 150013 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070710 143829  This is the oldest astronomical observatory in East Asia. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 095509 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 095527 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 101114  Acording to our guide, a lot of people were committing suicide in this area.  In an effort to staunch this practice, the Korean government had this statue made of a mother and her two children.  Apparently it did have an affect.  The suicide rate has gone down. : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070711 101139 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 101430 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 102400 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 102559 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070711 102956 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 113349  Jagalchi Fish Market : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 113510  Jagalchi Fish Market - this is the largest fish market in Korea. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 113616 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070711 113814  Jagalchi Fish Market - you can see just about every type of seafood you could possibly imagine, from giant octopuses to tiny molluscs. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 114156  Port city of Pusan. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 114450 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 114843 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070711 115027  Lynne, Steve, Glenda, Ron : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 120116  McDonalds : Korea, [Korea2007]  070711 122117  We deserve a break today! : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 083708 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070712 115618  View of the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 115736 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 115736-2 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 151608  Korean guard standing at the truce line.  The truce line actually goes the length of the table - down the center : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070712 151655  Korean guard standing at the truce line.  The truce line actually goes the length of the table - down the center : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 151701  Glenda demonstrating proper military bearing. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 151710  Armistice line : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 151858  South Korean guard : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070712 152515  Truce village : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 152622  North Korean guard tower. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 152635  Wide building is in North Korea.  The building is quite long but is only about 10 feet deep! : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 152711  North Korean soldier : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070712 153212 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 153647  South Korean guards. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 153844 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 154421 : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070712 154952  Monument to an American soldier who was killed by North Koreans : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 155019  Bridge of no return : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 180532 : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 181209  Food : Korea, [Korea2007] 
070712 183342  Insadong Alley during shopping hours. : Korea, [Korea2007]  070712 183427  Calligraphy store. : Korea, [Korea2007]