Our Favorite Psycho Politician is Back! He's out there pushing young girls and making fun of people mysteriously dying. But he wants your vote! Watch: https://youtu.be/uBY27UOwOlE #korea #politics #leejaemyung #nationalassemblykorea #seoul #daejangdong #korea #politics #leejaemyung #nationalassemblykorea #seoul #daejangdong #incheon#incheon https://images.deso.org/39a13f942bf45586abb4f3696747b202284c44f8ca02563ded2330a4d5494471.webp korea @theseoulite

On May 10, 2022, former prosecutor Yoon Seok-yeol was inaugurated as South Korea's 13th president. Seated behind him was the nation's 10th and first female president, Ms. Park Geun-hye, whom Yoon helped impeach. Watch: https://youtu.be/iP47FJZGNqM #korea #yoonseokyeol #parkgeunhye #inauguration #election #윤석열 #박근혜 #안철수 #seoul #yeouido #nationalassembly #bluehouse https://images.deso.org/a5035573aa9798d3d41723855d5f865336fd3f9ebfa669ae23843e215a3ef619.webp korea @theseoulite

What They Said About the Psycho River Killer - Friends, Family and Witnesses Speak Up In this video, you'll find out the gossip surrounding the wife, dead husband and boyfriend. Plus, the latest updates in the legal battle. Watch: https://youtu.be/LpXs91oQoXk #korea #truecrime #leeeunhae #이은해 #계곡살인사건 #seoul #valleymurder #murder #justice #rivermurder #blackwidow #femmefatale #psychopath #sociopath https://images.deso.org/0cd8f1bce6cf34b5eac0177a8642987a58975c7c798678b6f9377e81b2cc3e2d.webp korea @theseoulite

Psycho River Killer Drained Bank Accounts Before Husband's 'Accident' Watch: https://youtu.be/_ginTX35JRM #korea #leeeunhae #이은해 #계곡살인사건 #seoul #truecrime #valleymurder #murder #justice #rivermurder #blackwidow #femmefatale #psychopath #sociopath https://images.deso.org/21767e986105eb2ec34b8dcc6edbc91360dff376ad814990f7f5486850e9c535.webp korea @theseoulite

A Lovely Spring Day in the Valley Park It's springtime in Korea. Being my second favourite season, I can't miss out. Everything is coming back to life after a short and mild (by Canadian standards) winter. All the changes, especially with the plants and animals, get me excited to go out and take photos. So like usual, I head to my favourite spring spots. Today we visit Chomakgol Eco Park (초막골생태공원). I've been here before and I blogged about here in 2020. These particular pictures are from last spring, 2021-04-11 to be exact. ![Valley Park (1).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EqBd8Y1hMFPjRrt8uEwKNZZ3pEQsVcKqdUZnzjEbdfuXi2Ugebs2AEaxWSMd8Mjng91.jpg) The main feature of the park is being in a valley. This means the city is hidden from view on 3 sides. Another feature is all the water. This is the main pond. There are so many great opportunities for photography here, all seasons! ![Valley Park (2).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23uFRN53z8FJBy31YuiB93Zt1LH1g1QR2R16WcqzQDHtJhuimek7aaNM2YGU9QTsjRMD9.JPG) I like strolling along all the various paths. In the spring, many of them are lined with tulips and other flowers. Fortunately, most of the paths aren't very steep. However, that means the park does get very crowded. It's not a good place to come if you are in a hurry or want a picnic. Actually, they won't allow you to put up tents or put down blankets in most places (it makes a mess and blocks the path). ![Valley Park (3).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23tbq2HxuehT8oqmsi2N5a6kZnjda4gzcCAhAwk8XtWNnCxnCXRFr3gXKtzTXKztqVx9e.JPG) The park also has more tradition gardens and fountains scattered around it. And of course, no Korean urban park would be complete without tacky heart-shaped sculptures and other art to express your unique side. Personally, I avoid these areas, but they are popular with people who've been sufficiently lobotomized by social media like Facebook and Instagram. ![Valley Park (4).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23u5vrxi54AL3ZNy8mdSkYHJoqZSMoWBfvqn7wc9GrLitg18Ra7wmtWXQbUyXPSLQj3zM.JPG) I come in the spring to view flowers. It's always the best season for this. Here is a picture of my favorite tulip variety of 2021. I always seem to find a favourite and this one just screamed, "photo-me!" Flowers make great subjects for macro photos because they don't move and they are always looking their best. ![Valley Park (5).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23tSQHu94QnigvDwWySPaXyxvfZnmToP2WssVYKq1dzkBCjPPMSb6i1pT7ufF3cZ95fTR.JPG) This flower bed area is less artificial-looking. It was on the hillside by the parking lot. I'm not sure why, but I like these flowers better than tulips and I appreciate the less organized design. Tulip beds look nice and well organized. But there is also something nice about mixing things up a little. It seems more natural somehow. ![Valley Park (6).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23z7G1AsppTLGXBetC1neFxQ4aLzsQgZCtBsug3YxhR4cJJpj2XcFL4DdXKrzM76w8TVT.JPG) This is one of my favourite photos. I like that water feature and never had the chance to see it running before today. The original photo was 3x2 (6000x4000) like all the other originals taken with my Sony mirrorless camera, but I had to turn it into 16x9 because it was over the 25MB limit. I've never had that happen before. There are limitations to wherever the photos are stored by Hive and/or PeakD. Ghetto, I guess I need a solution one day. Fortunately, I keep the originals in storage. ![Valley Park (7).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/243WTVH4CR8P1QZNzAErp7hAXqPNvzF4CWtKeEkVJk1oFDDLVg8bA5LsSzJ9XquSTGfVT.jpg) Look how epic it is! Obviously, this is a sculpture and a few of these rocks aren't even real rocks. Also, in case you are wondering, the bronze ducks are real ducks, either. That one large rock sticking out reminds me of that famous rock from The Lion King. ![Valley Park (8).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23tmMvwoE7gibuwAHtw2dfyhST3KKQWjf2Zst42omBVAyv7YUFrJTScjmcmm7KMunutDE.JPG) This is one of my favourite cheery trees in Korea. That says a lot because there are lots of cherry trees in Korea. Actually, there are thousands in my immediate neighbourhood. Koreans pretty much only plant cherry trees and Ginko tress on the sides of the road. I'm not sure why, they are only pretty for a couple of weeks and then they make a mess. ![Valley Park (9).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EqDjbKrG61hrDqgkqpTXPpdMNiL3JNMC2Jtci6yHy3xyott5PrvR6mg63LVzkDr6oBG.jpg) Here is another view of the same tree. You can see how big it is. Because it's not on a crowded street, it is allowed to grow quite freely. I like how it overhangs the water. I [posted pictures of people standing under it](https://peakd.com/hive-167922/@abitcoinskeptic/april-hpud-finally-a-minnow-again) before from a different angle. Unfortunately, these trees don't live very long, so I guess this one won't be around too much longer. But, there are thousands of other cherry trees around. ![Valley Park (10).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EpzygLVzLXP2siVGZ8F93MaE9q3mPtMmTH1sgLqwboutzCcPSYNzg4UmLEnhU8Aaroz.jpg) Now we move on to the ornamental rice and lily ponds. I like these ones because they are set up in a more traditional way and in a steep side valley. Usually, ricefields are in the flat plains and don't have so much space around them (just more rice fields). So, these are very photogenic. I got the light just right in this photo I think. That's not slim, you are seeing, it's cherry petals. I told you they make a mess. ![Valley Park (11).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23tH3nUdC86118RzvZ9JdPas37GDULderZ47Pb2QmBgSyUPvXAnm6ek1U7UixQKooGuJG.JPG) Fortunately, we have a cleanup crew taking care of the mess. As you can see there are hundreds of tadpoles eating the petals. Actually, there were a lot more tadpoles all over. However, I decided that swarms of tadpoles don't really make for lovely photos. It would make a neat video though. ![Valley Park (12).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/Eonk71EP4fH5fKXRTjh1FVMNK6CNAdE4ZUrEyUhX9txGi58Jo8AFgiT1YC7YmJj5Un6.jpg) Finally, we can see a nice stream at the side of the valley. I believe this stream is natural. It would of course be dammed so the water can be carefully controlled, but that's just the thing about a place like this. This valley used to be an actual farm area and garbage dump. There is a giant methane gas smoke stack and large powerlines all over the place. But, I guess you didn't notice :) *** I haven't been to this particular park in nearly 1 year. I'm going to visit here next Friday. I'll take my son there after his doctor's appointment. Parking is nearly impossible to find on the weekend. I'm hoping he will like it, too. korea @abitcoinskeptic

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Why are Koreans Obsessed with Molka? | Hidden Camera and Nth Room Case Analysis Watch: https://youtu.be/RkuUKy7n1eg Make people live under authoritarianism and expect to create a market for digital sex crimes. #korea #molka #hiddencamera #psychopaths #nroom #nthroom #n번방 #박사방 https://images.deso.org/4ad51901b0c9d2ca0f5036a0829ab68983849b2ae68a7ecf6d02c6b9a98981ba.webp korea @theseoulite

Traditional Folk Village - The Rich Side The Korean Folk Village in Yongin, near Seoul, is one of my favourite places to visit. I go there yearly to walk around the themed garden park and look at the old-style buildings. It makes for such nice photos - all four seasons! ![richer village (1).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23z7G44XU9JgGqXEZ1UfA6j73G1qhKSBVk5Bhh5gFD8i3XFHvwSZ7tCErTeJrqhKRg59j.JPG) Actually, I took these pictures in December 2019. About 2 years ago in early 2020, I published a blog and wrote: >"Next time, I plan to introduce the more wealthy areas typical of the ruling classes or large towns and capitals." Well, the wait is over and it's finally next time. Unfortunately, I deleted that old blog post along with the rest of them, but I kept an archive and have the photos stored. In any case, I've visited a few times since then, but these photos share a completely different story. ![richer village (2).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23ywqKZnKzjnZeib3cB435kEPPY55mtFGg5XuHCdK3Z26wcLdUZVQLNJkHcWXSiAnGGCG.JPG) Welcome to the richer side of life in renaissance-era Korea during the later years of the Joseon Dynasty when kings ruled and before Western and Japanese corruptions ruined the hermit kingdom. In my previous story, we focused on the life of the common folk, they were illiterate people who led poor and simple lives. Now we will focus on the richer townsfolk and local elite. ![richer village (3).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23zbMzN7YQPVUeWvCvFUrD1tshMeUDDCcMz4aQg84gAVv9FRn665iMZjWhMSEZHjAV5GJ.JPG) As you can see the houses are quite nice, both inside and out, especially considering these are what people lived in hundreds of years ago. Furniture and decor that would cost a small fortune these days, sold as 'rare antiques' were the height of fashion for those who could afford the finer things in life. ![richer village (4).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23ywoF8ojx4UX5SfVKchhN9Ppi9DSHR5cGUTwwaXFnaRKcwVFG64NG2PM6WrR2C45o27g.JPG) While the peasants had mostly farming and household tools and lived in straw huts with clay floors and mud walls, the rich lived in what looks like an older Korean grandmother in the village or small town may dwell in today. If only I could afford such beautiful antiques. ![richer village (7).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23wqgR5LyhCSLP6ReHgAHvWHvGjUm4xfT8ZRKiWAg6avEZZ373QDGAyuXDHfP9zjYMmjW.JPG) Back in the day, most educated Koreans were either Buddist Monks or Confucian scholars. The scholars had a chance to be part of the government. Writing, printing and calligraphy were all highly prized and practiced skills. Although the native Korean writing system, Hangul was developed about 500 years ago, scholars still used Chinese-style writing until around 100 years ago. ![richer village (8).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23xVcWENwJnAa4qdtZuvkbANLo6dV2aJiY9fPpCzgu8yTLT8uQRSDKB8trfH3CM8689qW.jpg) I love Korean printed text and this design is a common wallpaper or packing material these days because of the lovely aesthetics. The native Korean writing system, called Hangeul, is one of Korea's proudest cultural achievements and is actually really easy to learn and scientific. There are only 24 symbols - less than English, not thousands as with Chinese. However, when the writing system was first developed, it was considered beneath the nobility and scholarly class. Do you see a symbol that looks like a square? ㅁ That's the 'm'-sound and do you notice the shape of your mouth and position of your tongue when you make that sound? Yup, also resembles a square. The shapes aren't random or based on pictures of animals like many other writing systems. ![richer village (9).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/2458NZcs9NtcPmpA9WiCz1R8idch6tzXykU5SrwDS1stv9dQX8UCCthzkdUUtQSpy7yzA.JPG) Back to the village, we can see a nice stone wall and an elevated house beyond it. Koreans traditional never lived in multi-story houses so common in the cities nowadays, at best it was just storage underneath an elevated hut. It wasn't to prevent flooding, Koreans just wanted to see over the walls. The walls were meant to keep the women and children contained. Only men, servants and poor women would regularly leave their little family compounds. It was a mark of wealth for your wife to never be seen in public, lol. ![richer village (10).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/243Ly4vU8vHFZHnfh5iuqt8AtWS89zyYravSnGmVAwUMtV9bdrDpUyHGx9FtT2XGhh2gU.JPG) Inside we can see it is relatively simple. Actually, that's where the kimchi and sauce pots are stored. Notice the cheaper-looking fence. This is what poorer people built walls with. Personally, I think this is just a modern design or theme park oversight as someone wouldn't have put that next to such a nice dwelling back in the day. Also, there is no need for a secondary wall. It's to keep tourists out. Oh well, I'll overlook what I think are small historical inaccuracies. I still like the place. ![richer village (11).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23zkiCAArDkXh2hna1AHES9QPiCvgFp5ovGpiTSghrZCujkMSnfwXsmwqa6yH9JAXKyqP.JPG) Here is a closer look over that wall. You can see the poorer huts off in the distance. There is also a stream in between. I like to think that the bridges would have been guarded along with the town gates to make sure no unwanted peasants crossed over to cause trouble during the night. Fortunately, all the manservants in the richer houses were gelded so they were less likely to cause trouble. It was also the height of fashion to have a eunuch around. Although in fairness, I think they were only available for the nobility. You know you are privileged when you can demand your servants have their manhood removed. ![richer village (12).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/243BeUHu1DkqqJMkDzwZHJKVCVMPsXjSqbf8iWFnJVfBaANJdDZrPrra2kbHD2du2tYuw.JPG) This was the local administrator's office. I didn't go in and I've never seen the doors open which probably means it's modern administration or nothing behind it. People sure do like taking photos on the steps. It took me forever to get this photo. Even though it's nothing special, I'm damn proud of it. ![richer village (13).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23xp1vJAoDSsf28hCSFWonJTF5DZR8WG9FqG8oJDmbew6PJxQSV12GnccGcPqpRpB3a4H.JPG) Over here we have the steps leading up to the local Confucious academy. The sons of the richer members of society required a rigorous education and only Confucious scholars could teach all the knowledge required to have a chance at passing the state exams. Korea, at that time, had a very similar system to China. Although the CCP destroyed much of Chinese traditional culture, Korea still maintains some of it. They still have their state exams, too. Poor high school students. ![richer village (14).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23ynSaT7RJUfmiESJtgnDKuNZznKm8oVJbssHS2xxAXgh9mj5y2sJnC7T8ogbmkRDX24p.JPG) Here is the summer classroom. Notice the open concept and the large overhanging roof. The roof keeps things shaded and the summer monsoon rains out. This would have been a great place to spend the hot summer afternoons studying, listening to lectures or copying poems. ![richer village (16).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23y8qVdV9uCFAHPnwNnJvgFyYYG6GiSyYqTVtXhafoBea3DTgDeSW8rpE4TU7jTAs8hw3.JPG) This is the local Confucious shrine. Notice the colour here is red. If you've seen Korean palaces and Buddhist temples, it looks similar. These places were used to store ancestor tablets of important people. Because it is in a Confucious Academy, I like to think it's for them, but I really don't know. It's a folk village and is often used for filming historical dramas. It's not an actual historical site. ![richer village (15).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/2423whYdNdDDkx4dsK8M1UnjC3M7MFchc8L5JWnTbt1kjscT2J8EaMDFyxBjgqCHXxUdx.JPG) At last, we arrive at the winter classroom. The doors are closed because it is summer. This classroom would have had iron braisers and underfloor heating to keep it warm in the winter. Actually, part of the tuition involved buying charcoal and firewood to help heat the place. There were also a few smaller buildings around for teachers and students who didn't live in the area to sleep and cook in. I didn't include those pictures as they aren't as interesting. ![richer village (17).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23wWuGUVr6tcu4qqqW6BNK9hAGs2oVpQc71CWwF8zJ1QzyKYFG1mFtfGLPoTjhFzDcP5F.JPG) Here we come to our last rich person's villa. There were actually a few, but I skipped some that look more like movie sets, were too busy, or were royal villas. This one is much closer to the poor part of town than the previous one. Here I'm actually on the villa grounds looking out at the gatehouse. You can tell someone is rich when their gatehouse looks this nice. There were two small chambers probably for the guards or servants. If you put them by the gates, you can blame them when unwanted visitors come in. ![richer village (18).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/243zZRHH7UbbrqdHBLp1Fw8yxzwzMLCwpp8ed4zZHn2uqJzWf8ajMoHMarNRysLAnLgtq.JPG) We can see the chimney and views of the houses. Actually, there are two houses here. This was common as one was for the summer and the other for the winter. In this case, the chimney is separate from the house which implies wealth. It also means the kitchen wasn't attached to the house, so servants would bring it across the yard and your house wouldn't smell like cooking. Korean food is delicious, but boy does it smell. I couldn't imagine the smell of some of it before refrigeration and ventilation fans. Yikes! ![richer village (19).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23tbpcAmY8REBbFDxLw4rLVDRH8TjuFQQABDwpWXvjoBmafUZPMDX97j3hnHbCKZBhuKY.JPG) Finally, we end off with my favourite view. This is looking through the gate into the compound. Imagine how nice this looks in spring? Well, I don't have to imagine for long, I'm going to visit tomorrow because it's my mother inlaws birthday. *** If you are ever in Korea, the Yongin Folk Village is definitely worth a visit. It's about an hour south of the city and easy to get to. Everyone knows it and all the hotels sell tickets and tour packages. I recommend you dress up in traditional clothing if you go and do cosplay (Koreans' don't give a shit about cultural appropriation unless you are being insensitive), I believe you get a nice discount, too. Here is the official website: https://www.koreanfolk.co.kr/multi/english/ [//]:# (!pinmapple 37.257643 lat 127.117274 long Yongin Folk Village d3scr) korea @abitcoinskeptic

Is there hope for South Korean women after all? The gender ministry will stay AND the interim co-chair of the Democratic Party is a 26-year-old activist who blew the lid off the Nth Room digital sex crime scandal! Watch: https://youtu.be/Kpe-NJnecEU #korea #nthroom #parkjihyun #hope https://images.deso.org/27611d791094e78db75d9e3ca503a8f54a4e7876f7c473834d30dcf1a60adce1.webp korea @theseoulite

Nobody Wants the 'Blue House' Dogs The puppies were gifted in 2018 by N. Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un, but there's an argument over who should take ownership now that there's a new president. I say it was unwise to accept the gift to begin with! Watch: https://youtu.be/0eNrBYS8CvA #korea #pungsan #bluehouse #politics https://images.deso.org/738a2e7420757ed05408ffdcd82d4a42d04f3725453af33aa70deb8e5be2e974.webp korea @theseoulite

## 된장 찌개 - Doenjang-jjigae What kinds of Korean food do you like? I at ... ## 된장 찌개 - Doenjang-jjigae <br/> What kinds of Korean food do you like? I ate this doenjang-jjigae the other day. It was so tasty! It's so nice that this restaurant uses real charcoals to cook it. I loved it so much! 😊 I hope you will have a good day! #korea #asianfood #foodies #tasty https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmWiaJN7D6ZVqMCozgcfEqom7Se6wQnF9Xx8E19Tkk4YCz <br /><br /> Posted via <a href="https://d.buzz" data-link="promote-link">D.Buzz</a> korea @harinette

Dusk Blue(더스크블루)- It has become one of my favorite cafes in Seoul 😊 <liketuimages> ![405opf1pl0v4qe91_XMZP0632.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opf1pl0v4qe91_XMZP0632.jpg) ![405opfpl0v4qk1z_S__4005897.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opfpl0v4qk1z_S__4005897.jpg) ![405opf13l0v4qq6t_S__4005895.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opf13l0v4qq6t_S__4005895.jpg) ![405opfil0v4qt8d_S__4005892.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opfil0v4qt8d_S__4005892.jpg) ![405opfpl0v4qulz_S__4005894.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opfpl0v4qulz_S__4005894.jpg) ![405opf13l0v4qwsp_S__4005896.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opf13l0v4qwsp_S__4005896.jpg) </liketuimages> # Dusk Blue(더스크블루) Dusk Blue (더스크블루) is a café in Yeongdeungpo Discrict, Seoul, South Korea, which just opened last October last year. Dusk Blue is located near Yeongdeungpo subway station, and it takes only a 19 minutes subway ride from Hongdae (There are good bars and clubs in Hongdae 😆), making it an easy place to visit during you do some sightseeing in Seoul. The interior of the café has a bar-like atmosphere and is lit with neon lights.  Dusk Blue is located about a five-minute walk from exit 4 of the Yeongdeungpo District subway station (Line 2). **Address of Dusk Blue South Korea, Seoul, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Dangsan 2(i)-dong, Dangsan-ro 38-gil, 10 2층** When you walk up the stairs and open the door, you will see the palm tree (Please see the third pic) lit by purple lights. Love it! When you walk into the restaurant, the walls are covered with orange lights like a sunset! The gradually changing lighting is like a true sunset, creating a relaxed, adult mood. I recommend this café when you come to Seoul for a visit. You can come here when you are tired from sightseeing, and eat sweets with friends to get some energy 😉 Or, just you can come here to relax by yourself. The lighting changes depending on the time of day, and the café has a great atmosphere. 🤗 --- For the best experience view this post on [Liketu](https://liketu.com/@harinette/dusk-blue-it-has-become-one-of-my-favorite-cafes-in-seoul) korea @harinette

This is my first upload of pics in Liketu...Test test~~ 😉🦄😉🦄 <liketuimages> ![405opj2bl0nuzisq_S__3907593.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opj2bl0nuzisq_S__3907593.jpg) ![405opj1pl0nuzkuf_S__3907590.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opj1pl0nuzkuf_S__3907590.jpg) ![405opjil0nuzmv4_S__3907592.jpg](https://api.liketu.com/media/harinette/405opjil0nuzmv4_S__3907592.jpg) </liketuimages> # Having a brunch with a friend at café 😊😊 This will be my first time posting pics on #Liketu. (Well, the last time I tried using #Ecency and it did not go well~~ haha) I hope it goes well! Seoul is getting a little warmer. How is it in your town? The weather was nice and it was my first day off in a while, so I went to a café with a friend today. The scenery was beautiful, and it was a really nice experience. C'est la première fois que je poste un message. J'espère que ça se passera bien ! Séoul se réchauffe un peu. Comment est-ce que c'est dans votre ville ? Le temps était agréable et c'était mon premier jour de congé depuis un moment, alors je suis allée dans un café avec une amie aujourd'hui. Le paysage était magnifique, et c'était une expérience vraiment agréable. --- For the best experience view this post on [Liketu](https://liketu.com/@harinette/this-is-my-first-upload-of-pics-in-liketu-test-test) korea @harinette

South Korea's Graphics for Election Night Are the Best Election night is never dull in South Korea because the broadcast networks go all out to make the most alluring graphics. Now the politicians even do K-pop as election night vote counts roll in. Watch: https://youtu.be/tmUPD5vLiWY #korea #presidentialelection #yoonseokyeol #yoonsukyeol #politics #graphics #kpop #aespa #nextlevel #madmax https://images.deso.org/9863fb5da83d578dbca2692d62a2a6fd295f242f79e2876c6d86881a38af854c.webp korea @theseoulite

A Trip to the Hwaseong Tidal Flats and Sea Dyke I love visiting the seashore, even when it's just miles and miles of mud. Although probably the least popular and coast-like of the 3 coasts (Korea is a peninsula), the west coast is the best coast of Korea in my opinion. # The West Coast of Korea Korea's west coast is on the east-side of the Yellow Sea, roughly 400-500km from the Shandong peninsula of China. The west-sea is very shallow compared to the other seas. It also has a lot of islands and inlets (similar to the south sea). However, it is most famous for it's tidal flats and mud which is unique among Korea's coasts. ![MaeHyangRi (1).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EpnBGtKC776jXLnKkS4tsPyXnkZoajjAT1jyqUEHKJEdQuX9SMsEBUTisTc7EeuPrZ4.jpg) Here I can take a long walk on a long pier. From the natural shoreline where I parked it's about 1km to the end of this causeway. However, during high tide, this is underwater. This part of Korea has very high tides, often exceeding 9m or 30feet, especially in the spring. # Heavy Industry ![MaeHyangRi (2).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/243Bm1c9DR7C48hwL8fRBNcz6MUDMRJYFS8Zg6Js7qvHav94W9dYTygXZVwTW2MT29WA6.JPG) As I get a little closer, you can see that there is actually a 5 story tower at the end of the pier and a wide sea channel. Don't be fooled by the zoom, this channel is about 5km across here (4 at the tower). I told you it was a long pier. In case you are wondering, you are staring at Hyundai's [Dangjin Integrated Steelworks](https://www.hyundai-steel.com/en/aboutus/corporateoverview/locations.hds), a "Mecca of Cutting-Edge & Eco-Friendly Facilities". Nothing says environmentally friendly like a forest of smokestacks generating the heat and electricity needed to produce [12 million tons](https://www.gem.wiki/Hyundai_Steel_Dangjin_steel_plant) of steel per year. ![MaeHyangRi (3).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EqfEwsTUtn7turwDZJzUGjXR4LYoC6funCBENFAyDZVpGRAAbBHojJf7EeJNUgQiW8K.jpg) Looking the other direction we get a much more serene view. You are looking at the once quaint fishing village of Mae Hyang Ri. To the Left is the Hwaseong Sea Dyke (more on this later). And to the right is the Kia Motors Hwaseong Plant. You can't really see the car plant or get any idea of its scale from this photo, but according to some websites it's the 4th largest in the world (2nd biggest in Korea) and according to [Wikipedia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Kia_design_and_manufacturing_facilities#Autoland_Hwasung) >the plant covers 3,199,636 square metres (34,440,600 sq ft) of land and manufactures the Kia Optima/K5, Kia Cadenza/K7, Kia Forte/Cerato, Kia Sorento, and Kia Mohave/Borrego ![MaeHyangRi (4).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EqFq2dQ3UgvT1oTdHwpEuJeEoQZVHBayNRNArjyWtLyhKPFYuT4uSbPxjMqXucV9SNL.jpg) Looking left off the pier (southeast) towards the shore, we can see Pyeongtaek in the distance. Pyeongtaek is another industrial city in Korea famous for having the largest US military base outside of the US, among other things. In the center is the [KOGAS](https://www.offshore-technology.com/marketdata/pyeongtaek-lng-regasification-terminal-south-korea/) LNG terminal, and you can kind of make out the large refinery behind it. There are a few medium-sized ports and navy bases in there too (not pictured for obvious reasons). To the right, you can make out the Seohan Bridge which is a 5km expressway bridge across the inlet, popular for its rest stop on an island. My favourite part of the photo is the left side. What you are seeing is where the tide meets the tidal flat. To the left is the shore where I parked my car. It's easy to get disorientated here. # Tidal Flats ![MaeHyangRi (5).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EqDhB6tAPNYzXz1orpDix55N7g1S467MmvDYkXo1kuvAHp5Y4pVStkYVaCWRkx3abzR.jpg) I'm sick of industry (choking pollution at the best of times). Although it has a cyberpunk or steampunk feeling to it, industrial Disneyland is not for me. I much prefer nature. Here we are looking northwest, out to sea, although, most of it seems like quiet shoreline and small islands, again you are being fooled by the scale. Some of those islands, especially towards the left are like 30km ~50km away. There is also a lot of heavy industry in that direction too, including the largest airport in the country and the third-largest coal plant, producing a humble 5000MW of power. FYI, the 2nd largest coal plant is just beside the steel mill I mentioned earlier and the largest is about 30km south. There is a lot of heavy industry in Korea and nature is in between it. # Uncommon and Rare Sea Birds ![MaeHyangRi (6).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23xyWztcsmqv7sySdHGTyudyXSYfXLQqeAHFfUkmdATHPMVN6BZinnXNUhFQDaD8KzFdh.JPG) I come to the tidal flats mostly to look for birds. When I'm lucky, I can spot endangered and less common ones. Here are a few [Far Eastern Curlews](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Far_Eastern_curlew). They aren't common, although, they are easy to find here, especially if you come at the right time. Apparently, they breed in Mongolia, Siberia and the Far-east of Russia and winter in South East Asia and even Australia. However, given this was early February (ie. the middle of winter), it's obvious a lot of the curlews can't be bothered to go that far south. Besides, there are a lot of yummy snacks in the mud that are easy to dig up when you have a long curved beak. I don't blame them for hanging out in Korea, our winters are generally mild and the mud-flats are vast. ![MaeHyangRi (7).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23zbH48CzNdxoKJvVWmkXVPGM7QxUvnVZnE3xoq5CwGfipR6vY9hhqEZvnttBBBbR2J3d.JPG) Here you can actually see the Hwaseong Dyke and Tidal flat. This is one of the famous seabird watching places in Korea and if you are extremely lucky or very determined, you may also spot a [Black Faced Spoon Bill](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-faced_spoonbill) or a [Spoon-billed sandpiper](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoon-billed_sandpiper). Usually, I don't bother looking for very-rare birds because if they are around, there will be dozens of people with very-expensive cameras. If I don't see professional birdwatchers, I don't pay too much attention. Also, I'm not the best at identifying birds, so unless it's also unique, I wouldn't know a rare gull from a common seagull. # Bomb Range ![MaeHyangRi (8).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23zbKqy25bTwQD8Q21iRwA6bipPLro1i9n9SkDgiDH8imYzSgnDALsLqFY1XWXFpwteur.JPG) Here we can see Ryongdo Island. Before the Hwaseong Dyke and the Kia Plant were built starting in the 1990s, this area was very isolated. It was the perfect spot for a bomb range. In fact, the US military used this place as a bomb range from the mid 1950s until the early 2000s. You can read the fascinating story of the Koon-ni Bomb range,[here](https://www.globalsecurity.org/military/facility/koonni.htm). TL:DR: >Enviornmental issues initially led the ROK to be reticient to accept the area without cleanup, but in July 2006 the ROK agreed to accept the facility without any conditions. ![MaeHyangRi (9).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EprUYn6h2TRMBbZX6dfgAaiyx1AMMHP8F67K7PKgwwSf2Bq9kXGhkCzSyJAqiBfAwnc.jpg) Usually, when you are driving along the road and you see a large pile of what looks like rusty bombs, you take interest. Welcome to the [Maehyangri Peace Village](https://grand.ggtour.or.kr/En/Grand/tour_view.php?tsort=20&msort=27&list_type=4&no=298&no2=299). Nothing says peaceful like a mountain of decaying ordnance. Personally, I think after using the area as a bomb range for 50 years, the least the US army could do would be to clean up. Actually, until the mid-1980s, Korea was poor and scrap metal was valuable, so I can imagine there were unauthorized people picking it up and recycling it (ie. cleaning up). They probably weren't supposed to be there because it is dangerous, to say the least. But what are you gonna do chase scavengers off the mudflats? If a bombing range won't deter people, I'm not sure what will. In any case, someone cleaned up a lot of the smaller shells and mortars. I'm guessing these weren't dropped from planes, but what do I know? It's likely they were buried under the mud or picked up by workers because scavengers didn't get them. ![MaeHyangRi (10).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EpGRCJVkXrnNdRXXQryfBLZzbSJezVU3E256NiBgmdxzVezH6dMESYRzwKreGHj9UZz.jpg) The actual museum was closed, but the outdoor exhibition area was open. It's kind of grim seeing rusty twisted bombs hanging from meat hooks. I'm not sure what kind of look they were going for, but this place is definitely worth a revisit. Maybe I'll bring my son, the rusty bomb museum, I mean peace village, is fun for the whole family. No kidding a lot of the sea birds are rare between heavy industry, intense land reclamation and bombing shit, I know I wouldn't want to hang around if I was a bird. # Hwaesong Dyke ![MaeHyangRi (11).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23ydCcDsGqh2G6phiDzztvGJJ9frfnHjZujK5exgfyEqqHjLFJR8zWRiVSLVohYxKUcHu.JPG) Technically MaeHyangRi is a fishing village and a small port. And being a port there are fishing boats. Right now it's low tide, so the boats are just sitting in the mud. They are specially designed to sit in the mud. Eventually, the tide will come up and they will go out and fish. ![MaeHyangRi (12).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/242Ney59cUvQWJY6VekdepYmvRtwZjiiShWPRNnTiLuQqHE5GMBUJkabR3f64wt4snG6n.JPG) There are also hobbyists fishing too. They are also waiting for the tide to come in because there is no water below them. During low tide, if you don't want to dig in the mud for slimy, yet satisfying, snacks, you wait. This is a pier and port in the middle of Hwaseong Dyke. It's called MiHyangri 2 port. If you are wondering, Port 1 is where I parked my car at the shore where that long pier starts. It's more of a village because it's not built in the middle of a 10 km seawall that didn't exist 30 years ago. ![MaeHyangRi (13).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/EqNDkKM7fnt72y5Y1yEh728yz2p1NB68K79a3aNguagEyQLBWvtf4stYFuShK2DETH9.jpg) Here you can see what they are doing. As I said, there is no water and if you want to fish, water increases your chances of catching fish. Don't worry, the tide is now coming in. Although they are earlier, they just want a good spot. Even though I called this a small pier, it's still about 700m to that lighthouse at the end and we are about 3km from the natural shoreline here. But at high tide, the fish will follow all the nutrients right to the walls of the sea dyke. ![MaeHyangRi (14).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/23vhz27WGCNCL4H23JP7ajqmCTQiL6geV3oLHrF99rXixzXBJtgnrgZ9SWtdk5WtjTmQ4.JPG) Here are some more Curlews. They prefer low tide because it's when they can eat. I'm not sure why they hang around in this particular area. I don't really see them even 20km to the north on the other side of the dyke in Gungpyeong Hang, Jebudo, or Daemado very often. To me, it all looks similar, miles and miles of mud. ![MaeHyangRi (15).JPG](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/244KJg15XxstejgwYrsqPn4P7JaCWeRzBU1XZ7He8Gr69qopJ5XV1pcLnZpjN2HMERDTK.JPG) Speaking of the Hwaseong Dyke, here is finally a clear view of the northern half of it. It's about 7km to Gungpyeong Hang Port which is the northern end of Hwaseong Lake. In case you are confused. Hwaseong Lake is the lake on the other side of the dyke. It used to be a channel. I'm not sure what the razor wire is here for. Hard to see what they are protecting since there is no razor wire like 10m from here. Technically there is a gate, but it's never closed and there is nothing to steal. Who knows? Korea is well-prepared for defending against an invasion and we are only like 80km from North Korea here. In any case, Korea loves its razorwire. There is a church next to my apartment surrounded by it. ![MaeHyangRi (16).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/Ep1V3S4pVyxX1ffKhyb89Lz5ye3QT5ofbtJFWWB5m9tCVA32yd6WRn3WzSyUJB8Mods.jpg) Looking inside, we see a road that is closed. This is where I look my cover photo for my [previous blog](https://peakd.com/hive-167922/@abitcoinskeptic/march-1st-movement-hive-power-up-day) that I edited to look like the Ukraine Flag. Although I was looking North/left in that photo. I like the landscape here, too. Nice and flat. It looks like the prairies. However, this is reclaimed sea. On the right it is farmland and on the left is natural grasslands and then a coastal artificial lake or a coastal lagoon (I don't know the difference). Some seabirds prefer living in grasslands instead of rocky seashores when the tide is high and they can't dig in the mud. ![MaeHyangRi (17).jpg](https://files.peakd.com/file/peakd-hive/abitcoinskeptic/Ep1VsnQYRbbeKmHQCTF41FSVKAWUkJv6xHBC8tcp6GbU1R5yo71v6ZbjkuZVLrdgi8e.jpg) We finish off with a view of the lake. I think I mentioned it was winter in this photo. Since there is ice and Korea is not cold enough for sea ice, this lake is obviously freshwater now, even though it used to be part of the sea. This view is actually from the other side near Gyungpyeong Hang in the North. So the dyke is to the right and that natural shoreline across (not counting the grass and farms which you can barely see) is about 5km away on the left and 10km away on the right. If you ever wondered how to make a lake, build a sea dyke where a few streams make a channel to the sea and wait 30 years. I hope you enjoyed Mi Hyangri and the Hwaseong Dyke. [//]:# (!pinmapple 37.045694 lat 126.731221 long MaeHyangRi d3scr) korea @abitcoinskeptic

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