Seoul Cityscape: City Photography

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A Seoul cityscape photo essay of some of my favorite buildings in downtown Seoul in February 2011.

Insadong, Seoul, South Korea

This charming little street can be found just at the entrance to Seoul’s cultural district, Insadong. It’s about a ten-minute walk from Gyeongb0k Palace.

Seoul, South Korea - Gyeongbok Palace

This photo was taken at one of my favorite places in Seoul, Gyeongbok Palace. I like coming here to spend time wandering the grounds, but I especially love people watching here. This was my first time touring the complex during the winter but the brilliant blue sky and leafless trees made for a great backdrop for this series.

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Jongno Tower is a 33-story office building in downtown Seoul which is famous for its view of Jongno and its surrounding areas. The tower is located directly across from Insadong-gil, a famous street in Seoul that is popular for its traditional architecture, souvenir shops, art galleries and restaurants.

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A busy day for traffic in downtown Seoul.

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I really liked the reflections in the side of the buildings.

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I came upon Seoul’s artificial river, Cheonggyecheon, which is located in the center of Seoul just as dusk was closing in. This photo was taken from the Dongmyo District Bridge.

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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian expat who has been living abroad in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. My husband and I have owned our own business in Taiwan since 2012. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to several publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. Follow Carrie on on Twitter @globetrotteri or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/carriekellenberger/.

5 thoughts on “Seoul Cityscape: City Photography

    Anwar

    (March 6, 2012 - 5:18 am)

    One of these days soon I’m going to get to Seoul. These are some lovely photos of the city, a few unlike what I expected to it be.

    JoAnna

    (March 23, 2012 - 1:55 pm)

    I absolutely adore Seoul. I could potentially see my husband and I moving there someday. Great shots!

      Carrie

      (April 1, 2012 - 5:52 am)

      Thanks JoAnna. We do a lot of recruiting for South Korea, so if you’re ever interested in learning more about these kinds of opportunities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

    Randall St. Germain

    (April 1, 2012 - 12:58 am)

    Excellent photography. I have never been to Korea and photos are very enticing. Looks like a very modern city, but I much rather enjoy areas shown in your first two photos.

      Carrie

      (April 9, 2012 - 10:19 am)

      Thanks, Randell. Seoul is a very modern city, but it certainly has some hidden delights. It’s a great place for snapping photos, no matter what you’re interested in.

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