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Showing posts from December, 2022

Suwon Hwaseong Fortress Media Art Show

The Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon was built during the reign of King Jeongjo of the Joseon Dynasty. This place, where the essence of the castle architecture of the late Joseon Dynasty remains intact, has become a representative cultural property of Suwon City. Suwon Hwaseong Fortress has the tomb and temporary palace of King Jeongjo the Great's father, and Hwaseong Fortress was built according to King Jeongjo's plan. Every fall, various cultural events are held at Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. Suwon Hwaseong Media Art Show is one of these events, and various works are displayed around Suwon Hwaseong Fortress, pleasing the eyes of citizens during the festival. If you plan to visit Suwon in Korea, we recommend that you choose the time when the event is held in the fall. Works using various light are exhibited around the promenade along the river around the Hwaseong Temporary Palace. We recommend visiting during the evening hours. Since the works are displayed around the outdoor river,

Siheung Shinsegae Outlet Christmas Cookie Run packaging store

Premium outlets in Korea are decorating their shopping spaces with unique concepts for each major company. In the case of Siheung Shinsegae Premium Outlet, the entire shopping mall is decorated with the market concept of a small and medium-sized European city. Siheung is about 40km away from Seoul and takes about 50 minutes by car. This outlet has become a very beautiful space with Christmas decorations featuring a Cookie Run pop-up store during the Christmas season. My family and I stopped by to have a weekend dinner and do some shopping, and we looked around the central square because the Christmas decorations were very well done. The central plaza is decorated with a Christmas tree, Cookie Run characters wearing Santa hats, and various Christmas decorations. This blends well with the image of the original European concept Shinsegae Premium Outlet, creating a proper Christmas atmosphere. It seems that there are many people who purposely visit to see this decoration. There are photo z

iPhone 14 Pro Max everyday camera

The improvement of the iPhone 14's camera performance seems to have changed my photography life a bit. In everyday life, most of the cases do not carry a camera, so even at the moment when I did not take a picture, I trusted the iPhone 14 Pro Max and took a picture. As a result, there are more daily photos than in the past. The photos below are daily photos taken over a period of less than a month. Most of the photos were taken with Apple ProRaw and converted to jpg with Lightroom. Even when I see fallen leaves falling under my feet, I take pictures of things I would otherwise have missed. In a low-light environment such as at night, if it was my previous iPhone XS MAX, I would not have attempted to take a picture, but I do not hesitate to take out my iPhone and take a picture. Even in environments like the dark basement like the one pictured above, you can capture satisfying photos with plenty of detail. Of course, recent mirrorless cameras will show better image quality in low li

Changdeokgung huwon (Changdeokgung Palace secret Garden)

Changdeokgung Palace's back garden This is Korea's largest royal garden, adjacent to Changgyeonggung Palace, to the north of Changdeokgung Palace. It is also called by various names such as Gungwon, Geumwon, Bukwon, and Huwon. Recently, it is also called Biwon. Part of the reason is that it has been preserved privately for 25 years, which is why it has such a name. Changdeokgung Palace Huwon is available for limited viewing only by reservation. In the case of online reservation system, it is actually not easy to make a reservation. Weekends are even more difficult. Huwon   viewing is not a free viewing, but a limited viewing that requires you to move along with a guide. Still, the guide service only observes the selectively controlled viewing flow, and there is no inconvenience in viewing. It would have been better if I could have seen it during the peak of autumn leaves, but the back garden was beautiful, and after seeing it, I can understand why the kings liked Changdeokgung