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The Folk Museum


A short series on Seoul, South Korea, during our transfer day back home from Australia in May.

The National Folk Museum of Korea is on the grounds of the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea.
It was established by the US Military Government in 1945, the year I was born!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

The Folk Museum


A short series on Seoul, South Korea, during our transfer day back home from Australia in May.

The National Folk Museum of Korea is on the grounds of the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea.
It was established by the US Military Government in 1945, the year I was born!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]

comments (38)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 00:23
Looks great, like an old temple in the middle of nowhere. I know that's not exactly true smile
Ginnie Hart: It felt like it was in the middle of nowhere when I first saw it, Martin. So in that regard you are right. Thank you.
Glimpses into another world, and another time. History captured...
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly how this felt, Alex. So...unreal. I had to pinch myself. Thanks.
Amazing Ginnie... saw all of your photographs, I as travelling around the world. You indeed the lucky person could very much go on a trip. Greetings from Yogyakarta Indonesia.
Ginnie Hart: I am indeed a very lucky person, Bram. I have gotten to see many places around the world. Thank you.
simply beautiful. like a painting.
Ginnie Hart: It was like a painting to me when I saw it, Alicia! Thank you.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 02:28
Amazing structures and the landscape is beautiful.
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly what I felt, Sherri. Thank you.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jun 2008, 02:39
Nice!
The South Korean chapter of the Ginnie Hart Commemorative Folk Museum.

The US Military left a different kind of museum in Thailand after the Vietnam war...it is called Pattaya city, and it looks far less serene than this.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. And I didn't even know the US Military left museums of any type anywhere! I learn something new every day! Thanks, Ray.
  • Ted
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 03:53
It has been a long time since we've communicated, so I stopped by tonight and was struck by the beauty of this shot. Lightening is flashing, and the power has been off and on. They are predicting very foul weather tonight, but I wanted to send this note before we lost all links.
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Ted, to stay in touch! I am paying attention to your weather and trust you and yours will be safe-n-sound through it all. Thanks again for stopping by.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 04:18
ginnie, this is an excellent shot! it's very well framed, and i like the off-center subject. you've gotten very good at this!
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Alex. smile Thank you.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jun 2008, 05:48
When I see this picture, I feel serenity.
Love the tones, it shows the wideness of this valley.
LOL @Ray, he has always a nice way of saying things....wink
Yes you are lucky that you can travel all over the place and we are the most lucky ones; you share your pictures with us in a way that I feel I am with you in all of your adventures, meer dan je weet, ontzettend bedankt voor weer een mooie foto.
Ginnie Hart: That Ray sure does know his stuff, doesn't he! smile And you know how lucky I feel to travel all over the place. I am very fortunate. Because of it, I have met many wonderful vrienden like you. You are one vriend who IS with me on my adventures. Onze ogen see so much of the same things and are enthralled. So thank you for seeing through mijn ogen and making them yours. Ontzettend bedankt.
I like the color tones Ginnie. The cropping works well too - Good Shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by again, Thomas!
  • Jewlya
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 06:12
Interesting color range - the yellows and greens give it a soft, otherworldly feel.
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Jewlya, this is a B&W/sepia treatment through the Multiply layer, which keeps only some of the color, thus the muted feel. Thanks. Otherwise you would have seen a lot of smog!
Beautiful composition Ginnie. I like the architecture and the soft tones!
Ginnie Hart: I went with the soft tones, Richard, because of the smog (not fog/mist!). Thanks.
Nicely foggy!
It is peculiar that another culture comes out with such different shapes.
Ginnie Hart: Sad to say, Wim, but that's smog! It was quite distressing to me. It hung all over the city. But I tried to make the most of it by this processing. The architecture hopefully makes up for it. Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Stoke on Trent
  • 11 Jun 2008, 07:52
I like the muted tones Ginnie and the misty atmosphere gives it an unusual erieness.smile
Ginnie Hart: As I've been saying to others, Tracy, it's smog and not fog! So sad to say. I tried to process this in such a way to minimize the negative effect. It seems to have worked. Bedankt, mijn vriend.
  • ceanothe
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 07:52
Une architecture magnifique servie par l'excellent travail du photographe.
Ginnie Hart: You are so very kind, Ceanothe. Merci!
Now I'm not going to ask which one of you is wearing bettertongue tongue
Ginnie Hart: HA! That would be me, Bill, but I'm not the one who has a job to be stressed out about! Thank you. She does incredibly well "under the circumstances!"
  • Aussie
  • Brisbane
  • 11 Jun 2008, 07:58
Lovely shot Ginnie. Nice soft greens
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Aussie. Believe it or not, this is a B&W/sepia treatment through the Multiply layer, which keeps only some of the color, thus the muted feel. Thanks. Otherwise you would have seen a lot of smog!
The muted colours give the image serenity
Ginnie Hart: Believe it or not, Nigel, this is a B&W/sepia treatment through the Multiply layer, which keeps only some of the color, thus the muted feel. Thanks. Otherwise you would have seen a lot of smog! So glad it gives serenity instead.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Jun 2008, 08:13
Very subtle colouring and exotic looking buildings Ginnie. You certainly get around!
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: As I've said to others, Ingrid, this is a B&W/sepia treatment through the Multiply layer, which keeps only some of the color, thus the muted feel. Thanks. Otherwise you would have seen a lot of smog! I feel very fortunate to get around like I do. I do not take it for granted!
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 09:01
I like the subtleness of this photo, it is very easy on the eyes and says a lot.
Ginnie Hart: So glad you like the subtleness, Brian. Believe it or not, this is a B&W/sepia treatment through the Multiply layer, which keeps only some of the color, thus the muted feel. Otherwise you would have seen a lot of smog! Thanks.
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 11 Jun 2008, 09:58
A slightly hazy look to this one, Ginnie. You certainly get around (no offence).
Ginnie Hart: That haze happens to be a lot of smog, Chad. I must say it was quite disturbing to see it all over the city, even here in the background mountains. So sad. sad
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jun 2008, 10:03
good composition with the mountains as a background Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I'm a glutton for architecture of any kind nestled in the mountains, Chantal!
  • Petra
  • Tilburg
  • 11 Jun 2008, 10:28
beautiful landscape, good focus
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Petra. I think of you often and wonder how you're doing. smile
  • zohre
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 11 Jun 2008, 10:31
Very nice capture smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Zohre, for stopping by and commenting. Your own photos are magnificent!
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 11 Jun 2008, 10:52
I like these south korea photos very much. Have you been there for only one day ?
Ginnie Hart: Just one day, Carsten. Actually, I was there for 4 hours many years ago when transferring to Taiwan from the Philippines. But it was a different temple. And I didn't have a digital camera then because they didn't yet exist. smile Thanks.
Lovely muted tones Ginnie and what a superb backdrop to this lovely ancient building.
Ginnie Hart: Even though it was smog and not fog, Brian, it managed to be beautiful. Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 11 Jun 2008, 12:33
Is this a kind of smog which a little 'envelops' the trees and the buildings? (I heard about these air-problems in the big cities all over the world) I agree with Wim and appreciate your interest in other cultures, too, and neighbour Ray is always adding some interesting informations -I like this kind of communication by SC!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Philine. I'm always getting my education through commenters like you and Ray!! smile I love it! And yes, that IS smog. It was quite disturbing to see it all over the city. I realized how our emissions' controls here in America are actually working!
A wonderful landscape, full of interest and varying tones.

Alexandra summed it up beautifully for me.
Ginnie Hart: There is definitely history here, Paul. I just wish I knew more of what it was! Thank you kindly.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 11 Jun 2008, 17:20
beautiful shot Ginnie, love the compositionsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 11 Jun 2008, 17:40
Very nice tones and good perspective!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Klaus!
You don't look a day over 35 Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: As you know, Chris, flattery will get you everywhere!! grin
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2008, 17:54
Beautiful image. Love the soft colors..how the roofs become a part of the landscape. Almost surreal...
Ginnie Hart: Even now when I think of it, Marcie, it feels surreal. Another world! Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jun 2008, 22:13
I am sure the US military left many offspring in S.Korea - there can also be some S.African offspring after the Korean war since our air force also participated.

What's in the air there - fog or smog?

A lot of green to be seen.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Louis, I know you're right about the offspring, here, there and everywhere! Sigh.

Sad to say but that is smog! I was very disturbed to see it hanging over the city so densely...and trickling over to the mountains. Another sigh.
What prettier greenish tones. I like much the general tonality of the photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir, as always! (Como siempre!!)
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 12 Jun 2008, 09:40
Great shot from a unique architectural style.
Ginnie Hart: So Asian, Arash! Thank you.
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal (lisbon)
  • 12 Jun 2008, 13:00
...roofs, like giant flowers growing among the green...
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Lina. There they all were, like a great garden with its one crowning glory. smile
I'm so looking forward to visit Asia, one day - the building looks like a fine "mix of old and new" architecture smile
Ginnie Hart: I hope your dream will come true for youy Aksel!
i like the way foggy background brings attention to the main elements of the foreground, love toning as well. great capture.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, PT, for stopping by and commenting. That means a lot to me.

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