Playing with the 645 PRO Mk II app for iPhone on the overpass near Noksapyeong Station.
A tale of two tonkatsu: chicken katsu with curry (the Royal Navy’s contribution to East Asian cuisine!) and tonkatsu with cheese at Kuroneko, Samcheong-dong.
Staircase, Starbucks’ Samcheong-dong branch.
Well, this was new - danhobak sikhye (rice punch with zucchini) at Cha Misineun Tteul, Bukchon Hanok Village.
Once it melts, it looks a bit more like a punch. Quite good.
And yesterday in Bukchon Hanok Village…
A humble hanok shrine surrounded by the apartment towers of modern Korea, Danggogae Holy Site, Yongsan, Seoul.
Danggogae was where 10 Korean Catholics - six of them women - were executed by the royal authorities during the Great Persecution of 1840.
This neighborhood didn’t always look this way, by the way. Not too long ago, it was a humble hillside community of ramshackle homes. It’s the nature of cities to change, of course, but a bit of continuity isn’t a bad thing, either.
Two of my summer favorites: patbingsu (top) and misutgaru (bottom) at Sojeokdu’s Samcheong-dong branch.
Myeong-dong on an overcast summer day
1/2 Round Cafe, a very pleasant hanok cafe in Samcheong-dong
Lots and lots of AC units, somewhere near Namdaemun Market.
Personally, I think it belongs on the Architecture of Doom tumblr.