First Topo pictures
Paris Trip 2003
Paris Trip 2004
Topo II pictures
Winter in Gouda
Second Topo II pictures
Spring in Holland
Summer in Holland
Janse Bagge Bend
Western USA Holiday
This page contains the picture of my trips to South-Korea.
First tripMarch, 19th
The first two pictures are from the short street between the hotel and the office of the distributer. The night picture is taken from the opposite site of the street.
In the evening I walked all the way up to the Hangang river and took this picture of the center of Seoul. It shows Namsam park (the hill) with the Seoul Tower brightly lit.
On Tuesday we gave (after 5 long long days of preparation) the demonstration to the customer. I was (or would be in this picture) sitting at the utmost left in the empty chair. And boy, you try to follow a presentation in korean and still keep in sync with it.
Second tripApril, 5th
These pictures are taken on the day that I arrived. The show the outside of Geyongbokgung Palace, except for the last picture that is taken at the outside between Changdeokgung Palace and Changgyeonggung Palace. (Oke, that's three palaces in one sentence. You try to beat that...)
The one but last picture shows Gwanghwamun which is Gyeongbokgung's main gate.
Oke, this is a picture of my colleagues and I. It is taken after dinner. In case you're wondering, I'm the one at the left.
On Friday we went to the Children's Grand Park to see the Cherry Blossom Festival.
The next pictures show the entrance gate to Sejong University opposite of the Children's Grand Park and a street in the vicinity where we had dinner and a drink in a pub afterwards.
On Saturday I had the day off so I went sight seeing in the city. The first three pictures show Namdaemun Gate, the Great South Gate of Seoul fortress.
The next seven pictures show Namsam park, in day light this time.
This last picture shows Geyongbokgung Palace again, but now just after sun set.
On Sunday I took a full day Sightseeing Tour, called the Royal Relics Tour. The first five pictures show a beautiful pavilion in the middle of a couple of hotels (Seoul Hotel and Useong Motel if I'm not mistaken).
These pictures show Geyongbokgung Palace inside the palace walls.
The next two pictures show the fountain in front of the Presidential Blue House and a side building of a Buddish Temple (Jogye Temple). Actually, the Presidential Blue House is to the right of the first picture.
These pictures show Changdeokgung Palace inside the palace walls.
These pictures show the Secret Garden in Changdeokgung Palace, named Biwon or originally "Huwon".
The story about this gate is that everybody that walks trough this gate will never get older. Offcourse I walked trough the gate ;-)
These pictures show some other buildings in Changdeokgung Palace.
This was a tiresome day, but it was worth all the effort. On Thursday there were elections in Korea and because that is a public holiday in Korea I had the day off. I took the opportunity to climb the mountain Baekundae (836m) in Bukhansan National Park. This is a park just north of Seoul. There are several fortress gates with walls. As you can see in the last pictures the top was just a little bit crowded, I wonder why ;-)
The changing of the Royal Guard outside of Geyongbokgung Palace.
I visted the Changdeokgung Palace again. (For less than 2 Euro including english guide this is must if you're in Seoul.) The first picture shows the changing of the Royal Guard. The second picture shows the Geumcheongyo Bridge. The third picture shows Daejojeon Hall, a residence building for the queen.
The next two pictures show the Secret Garden again.