Last Saturday, I got the opportunity to go on a most amazing cultural trip. It was cold and wet and sent my SID into overdrive, but I thoroughly enjoyed myself, especially the time I spent at 칠장사 사원 (Chiljangsa Temple). At the temple, I spent a lot of time purposefully avoiding people and just soaking in my surroundings. There's something in me that resonates with the Buddhist lifestyle, so going there was a treat for me. I think, one day, I'd like to spend some time learning from a Buddhist monk (if I, being a woman, would be allowed). This day was not that day, but... maybe one day...
Okay. Without any further ado, here are the pictures from 안성 구메 마을 (Anesong Agricultural Village):
|It is now Fall in Korea, and I really haven't seen a more beautiful place for it. You all can enjoy New England all you want, but I'm all about Korean leaves (in cultural locations) now.|
|Several people also went loach fishing. Basically, these things look like the lovechild of a catfish and a leech. You climb into the spider/scorpian-looking-thing infested mudhole, place your bamboo-enforced net in the water, stomp on the mud, pull your net back out, and see what you got. Sadly, there were no waders big enough for my high-instep. All together now: "Oh, that's too bad." ;)|
The following are from 칠장사 사원 (Chiljangsa [Buddhist] Temple), I'm not going to caption these (if you want those, you can check out my Facebook), in the hopes that on their own they can reflect the peace and wonder (keep an eye out for the healing water) that was at the temple: