November 4, 2010

N Seoul Tower on Namsan Mountain

N Seoul Tower © Evelyn Howard 2010

This satellite tower is on Namsan Mountain, located in central Seoul. I love this sculpture.

Seoul city view © Evelyn Howard 2010

We came up via cable car in the afternoon. That gave us enough time to look around the mountain before settling down to take in the sunset.

Seoul sunset from Namsan © Evelyn Howard 2010

We found a great spot to view the light change over the city…

Pajeon © Evelyn Howard 2010

while eating Pajeon or Korean style pancakes. It went really well with beer.

Seoul at dusk © Evelyn Howard 2010

As the day became night, it was nice to see the city lights come on… This shot was taken from our cable car as we left the mountain.

Locks of Love

This is an interesting deck at the base of the tower. We had time to look around before sunset.

Locks of Love in Korea © Evelyn Howard 2010

There were lots of padlocks and love notes…

Locks of Love in Korea © Evelyn Howard 2010

So many padlocks that we can’t quite see through the railing anymore…

Locks of Love in Korea © Evelyn Howard 2010

I love the idea… a great installation

Locks of Love in Korea © Evelyn Howard 2010

Close-up on some love notes. We did not add any padlock to the deck…

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24 comments:

diane said...

Great shots over the city pity about the smog. What an interesting tradition the Locks of Love.

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Thank you for the beautiful and interesting photos. Oh, the Korean food looks so yummy. And so many padlocks!! How come?! Do young couples want to lock up their love forever?! Hahahahaha, Cute.
Cheers, Sadami

Susan Reep said...

Cool pictures. The padlock thing - I've seen it in Italy and one other place. Must be pretty common but not in the US. The pancake - mmmmm.

Denise said...

Fantastic shots, all so very interesting. I like the sculpture in the first very much.

joo said...

All the photos are superb, but my favourite is the nightone with the city lights!

VioletSky said...

Great views.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous captures, I suddenly miss Korea looking at your photos!

Moon Light

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Really like the "flying man", awesome series of shots. The padlocks make for an interesting photo. Why are there all there?

Shingo T said...

Love the sunset shot. ^_^

Was hoping to go Korea someday, maybe 2 years from now.

xinme said...

Those padlocks are something else -- as are the bent benches!!! What's up with those??? Your photos really capture some unique features of the locale :)

Evelyn said...

@xinme: Well spotted. At first I thought the one on the left is broken, but the one on the right seems like it is bent too. I have no idea what is with the benches!

Jenn said...

Wow! Interesting!

Kala said...

Those pancakes look delicious - I'm having a beer right now and wish I had them to eat with it.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot of the tower reaching the sky. The view of the city from top is great.

ladyfi said...

Wow - amazing shots. Love all those locks, but my favourite is that flying sculpture. It's magnificent!

Kaori said...

I've been up that tower, too! I love your city shot from above, especially the evening photo :-D

I'm hungry for korean food now!

EG Wow said...

This is a place I will likely never see for myself so thank you for posting it!

London Caller said...

I love Korean pancakes!

But I don't buy the padlock idea.
Why do people have to try so hard to prove to others, to impress others that they can be together forever?
Rather silly, pointless and superficial really.
It's really the heart that counts.

Plus, that can cause possible soil contamination. You know, rain, rust, earth, ground water...

lisaschaos said...

I really love your perspective in that first shot! Looks like the guy jumped! The view was phenomenal! But it's all those padlocks and love notes that have me entranced! WHat a unique idea!

chanpheng said...

Great photos, a good tour of Seoul!

Francisca said...

Another superb photo travel journal. That first one with the metal sculpture you took at a great angle. A small synchronicity: earlier this week I too was looking at my photos of a collection of love locks that I took at the Zhangjiajie Park with the pinnacles. That'll get posted some day. Nice, Evelyn.

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☺lani☺ said...

Interesting! I'm already tired of Chinese/Taiwanese Culture (shhh, what I mean is I know almost) and now ready to explore others... next to my lists are Japan and Korea :)

Viola said...

Wow padlocks will one day reach the sky!! Now I have watched all your posts! So many wxciting and beautiful photos!!

Goodnight from me here! :)

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