Friday, 6 September 2013

Seonyudo - Isle of Urban Nature: Part 2

Click here to read Part 1 of this post if you haven't already.

Angela and me in an avenue of leaves. Who knew sewage plants could be so romantic?
It wouldn't be a real Korean tourist sight without a little pavilion in which to sit and rest.

Back at the water paddling area (we'd pretty much gone full-circle around the island at this point) we stopped and listened to this band play traditional Korean music. It was quite beautiful.
Then we explored a greenhouse.

Upon exiting the park we made our third and final encounter with the bride that we saw before. This time, Edgar took photos too.
Crossing the Han, and heading on foot towards Hongdae on the north side of the river.

The Han really has some nice bicycle paths.

Edgar discovers a magical portal. Or possibly a tourist plaque with broken glass.
Jeoldusan Martyrs' Shrine, located on the site of the Byeonin Persecution of 1866, where thousands of Roman Catholics were brutally murdered.

We followed the metro train tracks towards Hongdae.

The always-busy streets near Hongik University, from which Hongdae takes its name. It's one of the trendier, artsier districts of Seoul.

I guess I don't need to visit Seoul's Chicken Art Museum anymore, having seen some for free here in Hongdae.

We spent sunset on a rooftop terrace bar overlooking the district.

Partygoers preparing for a saturday night out in Hongdae.
And there ended our adventure. If you're interested in visiting Seonyudo yourself, the closest metro stations are Dangsan and Hapjeong. You'll need to find your way to the Han River and then cross one of the bridges leading to the island.

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