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When I get to Heaven, tie me to a tree

Bookshop in Seoul station, September 2013

Bookshop in Seoul station, September 2013

The lyrics in this title are from one of my all time favourite songs from one of my all time favourite musicals - Paint your wagon. It's an irreverent look at gold-mining, marriage and religion. While Clint Eastwood may hate it, I consider it bloody fantastic!

Outside Deoksugung palace, September 2013

Outside Deoksugung palace, September 2013

Changgyeonggung, October 2013

Changgyeonggung, October 2013

I was thinking of these lines a few weeks ago whilst wandering around Hongdae in Seoul.  I love to "roam" on a Sunday morning in Seoul. It's quiet, peaceful and you come across unexpected things from interesting plant holders to beautiful doors.  Whether I am in Seoul or somewhere else, there is always ample time for photos and appreciation of the beautiful, weird and fascinating aspects of this country, no matter the hour!

Cheonggyecheong Stream, November 2013

Cheonggyecheong Stream, November 2013

Sinchon,  February 2014

Sinchon,  February 2014

Changgyeonggung, October 2013

Changgyeonggung, October 2013

To that end, and I doubt you will think I am mad, here are some photos from my recent times in Seoul from September 2013 to March 2014. I hope you agree these sights look even better looking back!

Shop front, Hongdae, February 2014

Shop front, Hongdae, February 2014

Socks galore! Hongdae, February 2014

Socks galore! Hongdae, February 2014

View of Itaewon from JR's, March 2014

View of Itaewon from JR's, March 2014

Deoksugung, March 2014

Deoksugung, March 2014

Art in Hongdae, March 2014

Art in Hongdae, March 2014

St Patrick's day celebrations, Sindorim, March 2014

St Patrick's day celebrations, Sindorim, March 2014


 By Seoul Grand Park Zoo, October 2013

 By Seoul Grand Park Zoo, October 2013

At The Nutcracker, December 2013

At The Nutcracker, December 2013

At The Nutcracker, December 2013

At The Nutcracker, December 2013

Cafe, Hongdae, February 2013

Cafe, Hongdae, February 2013

Cafe Light, Hongdae, February 2014

Cafe Light, Hongdae, February 2014

Wall, Hongdae, February 2014

Wall, Hongdae, February 2014

Cocobruni, Hongdae, March 2014

Cocobruni, Hongdae, March 2014

Noraebang 노래방, Hongdae, March 2014

Noraebang 노래방, Hongdae, March 2014

Seoul National Cemetery, March 2014

Seoul National Cemetery, March 2014

Plant-holder, Hongdae, February 2014

Plant-holder, Hongdae, February 2014

Deoksugung, March 2014

Deoksugung, March 2014

Deoksugung, March 2014

Deoksugung, March 2014

Rooftop view of Hongdae, March 2014

Rooftop view of Hongdae, March 2014

Street Art, Hondgae, March 2014

Street Art, Hondgae, March 2014

Seoul National Cemetery, March 2014

Seoul National Cemetery, March 2014

Seoul National Cemetery, March 2014

Seoul National Cemetery, March 2014