Towering Above Seoul

Seoul is one of those cities that keeps going in every direction to the horizon. Those mountains in the distance are really really far away, and it’s non-stop activity between here and there. I’ve always wanted to try taking the subway to the end, but never quite had the opportunity to do so. But, while there, I did get to know the subway system pretty well.

I was amazed at how the girls on the subways would take non-stop photos of themselves with their mobile phones. They would look at themselves, make a few adjustments, show their friends, then do it again and again. You don’t see that here in the states… (yet!)

I believe (the smart readers here will correct me if I’m wrong) that this is facing north. Seoul is right on the border of North Korea, so it’s just a short distance to the edge. In fact, it’s so short that they occasionally find tunnels that come up near the outskirts of Seoul as people are digging their way out. Crazy.

Towering Above Seoul

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  • http://kullefotoblogg.wordpress.com/ Helena

    Nice view and a nice picture.

  • http://lightningpaul.shutterchance.com LightningPaul

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing this one.

  • ihz

    “I was amazed at how the girls on the subways would take non-stop photos of themselves with their mobile phones”
    Lol, Asian ladies just like to camwhore all the time..

  • Indiana

    Yes it is facing North, the Mountain you see just across the river is Namsan. Great photo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Deron-Kamisato/715846146 Deron Kamisato

    You see young kids taking pictures of themselves all the time where I live in Hawaii. I’d say it’s only a matter of time. Great photo by the way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Moshier/513775196 Gail Moshier

    Wow, a very large city, indeed. Looks like they are in the fall season with all the color in the trees. Great picture of the city, landscape, and mountains & clouds in the background!!!! Good job as usual, Trey!!!! Thanks for sharing. I don’t think I would go there, to close to NK for comfort!!!

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks!

    Deron I think you are right :)

  • casusan

    Cool shot Trey – great story too!

  • Desirée

    Great photo!
    You should go to Japan sometime!

  • Jordan

    “I was amazed at how the girls on the subways would take non-stop photos of themselves with their mobile phones. They would look at themselves, make a few adjustments, show their friends, then do it again and again. You don’t see that here in the states… (yet!)”

    Hmm… perhaps it due to the fact you’re from Texas.
    But if you come to Seattle, or Vancouver or Toronto or even Calgary. Or come to any city basically that has a sizeable asian minority, and you’ll see this activity all the time – on the train, in the schools, downtown. It’s a cultural activity that Asian girls here love to do all the time as well. But it’s okay, they’ll outgrow it around age 18.

  • Eddie

    Let me clarify what Indiana said. yes it is facing north. However, the little hill across the river with a tower on it, is Nam Mountain (Namsan). That next to where the Itaewon Special Tourism District is.

    The mountain range in the distance is called Bukhan Mountain (Bukhansan). The Blue House, Korea’s version of America’s White House, is nestled at the base in front of this range. So are the ancient palaces of this country.

    By the way, spectacular view. Clear blue days with sharp puffy clouds are a rarity in Seoul. Where were you when you took this photo?

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