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South Korea


We're back from my daughter's wedding in Hawaii!

On our way back from Australia in May, we had a transfer-day to kill in Seoul, South Korea.
We decided to visit the King's Palace,
Gyeongbokgung, from where this short series comes.

This is the drum head of the ceremonial drum that signaled the changing of the guard.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


South Korea


We're back from my daughter's wedding in Hawaii!

On our way back from Australia in May, we had a transfer-day to kill in Seoul, South Korea.
We decided to visit the King's Palace,
Gyeongbokgung, from where this short series comes.

This is the drum head of the ceremonial drum that signaled the changing of the guard.


[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (34)

Welcome back, Ginnie. I love the colors in this image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Red Pen. It's always good to be back. smile
Love the cracks in the skin from use.
Ginnie Hart: I love the cracks, too, Mary. Thanks for noticing them. smile
A symbol that could tell much about the harmonisation in the life.
Greetings from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Bram. I thought it was a good way to start a short series on South Korea. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jun 2008, 05:59
Welcome back, thanks for the link, changing the guard will be quite a ceremony to attend, this picture showes the long time they hold on to traditions.
You have eye for detail, but than I think it is hard to overlook a drum 3 times your size...(make that 4)
Geweldig dat je er weer bent tongue
Ginnie Hart: Graag gedaan, mijn vriend. It's good to be back! 12 hours' difference from AMS was very weird. When I got up, you were going to bed, and vice versa. Well, sort of. You know what I mean, Anyway, you've seen a photo of this drum and know how big it is. I think both of us could crawl inside of it and still have room to spare. HA! Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 5 Jun 2008, 06:19
WELCOME BACK! I can't wait to hear about your daughter's wedding, and to see pictures. I'm sure all was lovely in HI.

This picture is striking. It's a work of art. And I love the framing you created for it - very nice. You are getting quite good at this stuff!
Ginnie Hart: I am eager to show pictures of the wedding, Kay, but have to get clearance from my daughter of the actual wedding. Others of Hawaii I will show in time, of course. smile You know how that is.

Thank you, as always, for your kind comment! You always make me smile. smile
Very interesting Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: It was, Chris. smile Thanks.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 5 Jun 2008, 06:56
Welcome at your first home!
This pic looks like an abstract-modern painting or a symbol of harmony or vanity because of the fading different colours- a very beautiful detail you have detected with your eyes and your camera!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Philine, for your welcome back. And as always, you are so kind met jouw woorden. Ontzettend bedankt.
Nice one Ginnie. The texture and the faded colors gives a great visual.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sarthak. It was so subtle to me, which is why I liked it. It felt like an "aged" Korea with all its history. smile
Looks like it needs a coat of paint! Nice to have you back
Ginnie Hart: I actually wondered if they ever repaint it, Bill?! It's good to be back. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 5 Jun 2008, 07:57
A well beaten drum,good colour
Ginnie Hart: It did make me wonder how many years of use it has lived through! Thanks, Vintage.
As well as what others have said I also like the smudges of paint where it has been beaten.
Ginnie Hart: I like that, too, Nigel. It's like the paint has bled through the skin! Thanks.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 5 Jun 2008, 08:26
Looks rather like colourful piece of wall art. Lovely colours and textures. Welcome back.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for the welcome back, Ingrid. This was very much like a piece of art for me. It feels like it holds a lot of history!
  • rags
  • United States
  • 5 Jun 2008, 08:28
How did the wedding go? Did you take pics?
Ginnie Hart: The wedding was fabulous, Kanyi, and yes, I took lots of pictures. I still have to work on them and get "clearance" on them from my daughter before I show them. You know how that is! But thanks for asking.
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 5 Jun 2008, 09:38
Lovely abstact with such nice colours. Welcome back.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Aussie. It's good to be back.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 5 Jun 2008, 11:05
You're back!!
What about the wedding? It must have been lovely!
(Loved the subtile marks of time on the drum...)
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Lina, I'm back! The wedding was definitely lovely in every way but I will need "clearance" from my daughter before I can show any of the pictures. There are privacy issues to deal with, of course. BUT I DO have pictures of Hawaii that I will eventually show. The travel is happening too quickly. I still am not finished with Australia. HA! smile

This drum was definitely "subtle. Thanks, as always, for your comment.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 5 Jun 2008, 12:13
You are quite the world traveler
Ginnie Hart: No dust settles around us, for sure, Chantal. smile Thanks.
Such fine detialing, showing the wear and tear of regular usage.

A wonderful photograph that, yes, could be an art work
Ginnie Hart: This drum head reminded me of ME, Paul, "showing the wear and tear of regular usage." HA! I like that. smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jun 2008, 13:06
Brilliant picture, Ginnie.
Really dig the rainbows at the top, presumably caused by paint transferring from the sticks to the skin when the drum is struck.
Great to see you back.
Ginnie Hart: It's good to be back, Ray. And your "theory" makes sense to me. smile
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 5 Jun 2008, 13:16
Great photograph, Ginnie. This is wear and tear at its best.
Ginnie Hart: Now if only WE could wear and tear like that! Thanks, Chad.
  • Tracy
  • Out and About!
  • 5 Jun 2008, 13:35
Nice to see you back safe and sound Musketeer... smile
Looks like this drum sure has had alot of beating.. Nice detail and composition. The link was very informative.
Hope all went well with the wedding Ginnie.
Still "out and about"wink
Ginnie Hart: Out and about! Hmmmm. Do I need to go find you and check in on you, Travy???

I AM back safe-n-sound, trying to catch up on all my pictures!
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 5 Jun 2008, 15:06
I like faded colors of an old symbol in a nice texture.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Arash! Thank you.
This makes a delightful abstract Ginnie, presumably at one time it was a complete painted design.
Ginnie Hart: I think you're right about what it used to be, Brian. It looks like there has been a lot of changing of the guard! smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 5 Jun 2008, 15:39
Welcome back from the happy event! Such a colorful texture filled image to return with.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sherri. And now I have a face with your name! smile
This makes a very nice abstract with these colourful shapes. Welcome back Ginnie. I trust everything went well with the wedding.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard. The big event was wonderful in every way. Now I need to start in on the pictures. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 5 Jun 2008, 17:22
Amazingly beautiful, goes straight to my heart. One of my favorites, ever.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Isn't it funny what things grab us, Ruth. It always amazes and surprises me. Thank you.
  • Florence/zOOm
  • France
  • 5 Jun 2008, 17:25
Hi Ginnie,

Let me tell you how much I'm sorry to have been less present these 2 last months (a lot of work, some health disorders - not too serious, don't worry)... and of course, as I have had let time to shoot, less images to post... I've also decided to change my photo blog (you've found me !) smilethat's also why I have posted most of the former posted on SC on the new one... you know everything now and I do hope that I'll "see" you from time to time ! Warm regards to you and your family Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: I did find you, Flo, but I'm not sure how. I wish you had linked yourself! I don't want to lose contact with you. Thank you.
Wow, a wonderful (remains) of an image.
Great find!
Ginnie Hart: I loved seeing it, Wim. It clearly has history stamped all over it. Thanks.
Seems like I'm always saying welcome back, you are quite the traveler or should I say travel photographer. Actually, we're all very lucky because your pictures take us to places most of have never been before. Beautiful image as usual, thanks for sharing these lovely pictures.
Ginnie Hart: You are so kind and you're welcome, John. It's totally my pleasure. I love having a place to show what I have been so fortunate to see. One day I will stop traveling, I'm sure. Till then, I do want to see everything I can see...and have new eyes because of it! Thank you kindly.
  • Still
  • France
  • 5 Jun 2008, 21:28
This is a very elegant sign!
I wait for your series Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I hope you enjoy the series as much as I have, Still. Thank you.
Welcome back from Hawaii. I hope you are not feeling too jet-lagged. I like the way you've chosen to present this image, like an abstract painting rather than the object itself.
Ginnie Hart: I'm not sure why I did it this way, Karen, but I'm very glad you like it. It was very soulful to me. Thank you.
  • Ellie
  • in the damp and cold
  • 5 Jun 2008, 23:45
I'm sure that symbol is meant to mean something, but I can't remember what it is.
Ginnie Hart: It reminds me of their flag, Ellie, or the yin-yang symbol??
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_South_Korea
In my eyes this represents the balance I find in your pictures. smile
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Fausto. Seriously.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Jun 2008, 21:22
Excellent artistic picture - the kind which you shouldn't add an explanation and let everyone's imagination run wild.
Ginnie Hart: HA! If only I had thought of that, Louis. smile Thanks.
Beautiful colours and shapes....to me it's like a painting...and maybe it is...painted on the skin... smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Aksel, a skin painting. smile Very worn!

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