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Seoul Tower Photosynth

This is a photosynth I took while in Seoul last month.  It took me quite a while to get this online because I had about 400 pictures and needed to edit them down to about 300 for the program to work correctly.  I hope you enjoy it – it’s an interesting way to see Seoul.

N-Seoul Tower is a “space-needle” like tower in the middle of seoul on a big hill.  Great view – but it was a bit cloudy the day we were there so it’s hard to see everything in the pictures.  Still impressive though.  Hopefully you can see enough to get an idea of just how large the city is.  Pretty incredible.

Again you might need to download a plugin to view the photosynth.

Enjoy -


November 4, 2009   1 Comment

April Trip to Seoul

[Sorry to anyone who received any random emails from spicyfishy the other day.  Was a test gone wrong :( Please forgive me.. :) ]

Two weekends ago Kate and I went to Seoul for a Gustav Klimt Exhibit.  We left Friday night after school and headed off to the big city for 2 nights.  We packed a lot into our time and here are a few pictures from our adventures.  

We met up with some friends in Itaewon for a farewell dinner as they headed off for new adventures the next day.   Got there a lot later than we wanted to due to a longer than usual bus ride and some misread subway signs, but we made it nonetheless.  Luckily we had no plans for Saturday so we got to sleep in and recover from the long week at school and travels.   

We had a few goals for the weekend – Go to the Klimt exhibit, look at prices on DSLR cameras, Shop for some new clothes, and maybe go to see a show or ballet.  We accomplished all this and more!

Saturday was spent shopping like crazy in Myeong-dong and Namdaemoon.  We had never been to this area but really loved it!  Lots of great stores and interesting clothes as well as some standards like the Gap, Forever 21 (for Kate), Nike, Addidas, and an unexpected American Apparel.  Aside from American Apparel we ended up getting most of our new swag at korean stores, but it was fun to go to familiar stores.  From there we headed over to Namdaemoon for some Camera Shopping.  Enter the pictures…. – right after I bought my Canon Kiss F (Japanese model of the Rebel Xti/400D)!!!  I got a great deal on a used model – got him to throw in a stabilized lens, a case, screen/lens protectors, extra battery and a 4gb memory card!  I’m really happy with it.  Here is what it can do :) … and be sure to checkout all the pictures from the trip here.

090418 Seoul April 01

This is the shop where I bought my camera.  It’s part of this mega camera mall with lots of small shops.  Fun to browse – a pain to actually buy though, as everyone is trying to get your business and trying to undersell each other. [Read more →]

April 27, 2009   1 Comment

Hand Art

Intertwined, October 2008, Seoul, Korea
This blog post holds another quirky chunk of our trip to Seoul. The day after we experienced the amazing Hotdog Fry we took a walk to the palace near our hostel. On our way to the palace we noticed a little science museum. We decided to check out the little museum. Our two friends that we were with at the time, Eve and Dave, both worked in a Science museum for kids in England so they were very excited!
At the end of our tour of the museum we noticed a bunch of kids crowded around this station. They were all getting these lovely little personal sculptures. Despite our fast approach to our mid-twenties we decided to koin in the Hand Sculpture fun!
1. Choose pose.
2. Cover hand in lots and LOTS of hand lotion.
3. Soak hand(s) in huge bucket of ice water.
4. Dip hands into the hot wax.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your hand feels like it is being squished to death and the man helping you dip signals for you to stop.
(I clenched tighter and tighter as the wax got firmer and firmer. I’ve never really been to into sticking my body into hot wax. . .)

6. Watch the Master of Wax-Hand Sculpture shave away any random shoots of wax that protrude from your creation.

7. Pick your colors!

8. Place Hand Sculpture in clear plastic bag so that everyone you pass can see your beautiful creation.

It was fun! Now our Hand Sculpture is sitting on top of our huge TV, I hope it doesn’t melt!

October 16, 2008   Comments Off