My memorable tour to west Europe in May gave me an opportunity to take lots of pictures to paint.
Strolling through Myeong-dong (one of the busiest places in Seoul, Korea), I was mesmerized by pretty keychain dolls that wore Korean traditional costume called HanBok. These colorful outfits are worn during traditional celebrations and festivals.
Seoul is the capital city of South Korea which has skyscrapers, high-tech subways, awesome foods, and pop cultures. The picture was taken from my hotel room window in Gangnam (You might remember the song called ‘Gangnam Style’ by PSY). Behind the skyscrapers, you can see ‘Han Gang’ (the Han River).
Jeju Glass Castle (South Korea) is an amazing place decorated with many creative pretty and colorful glass items such as flowers, benches, pumpkins, butterflies, chairs, lamps, balloons, etc… I felt like I was in a dreamland when I was in the butterfly garden.
Toured Seoul City, Korea. While I was sitting in the tour bus, I was stunned by the breathtaking sights that were passing by. Finally, I managed to take a picture of this unique building with its stunning reflection.
Hanbok is the traditional Korean dress, known as vibrant colors and simple lines without pockets. Women’s hanbok consists of jeogori (a blouse shirt) and chima (a wrap-around skirt). Men’s hanbok consists of jeogori (a blouse shirt) and baji (baggy pants). I was strolling in the alleyways of Insadong, Seoul Korea (one of the famous places for shopping souvenirs and eating local foods) , I spotted these two adorable mannequins wearing Hanbok.
My first visit to Jeju island, I saw Dol Hareubangs which are large rock statues found on the Island, South Korea. They are traditionally placed outdoor to protect against demons among other things.