Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Seoul Lantern Festival

Hey guys,

Thanks for hanging in there... I know I've been playing catch-up tonight, but this is the LAST ONE!!! Then I'm back in the present tense. :)

It was so hectic trying to get to Seoul, adding people to our party, changing plans while on the train, but we got there, and we all made the best choices for the best possible night.  This is how said night turned out:
Me, standing under a canopy of lanterns.
Lanterns floating down the stream, collecting at a check point.
I finally got to meet up with the elusive John Patterson, which I've been trying to do wince my plane landed here!  All it took was infringing on a guys' night with Joshua and Brandon... sorry guys, but thanks for letting me come.  ;)
The inside of the lantern-tunnel from the background of our previous picture.
Brandon, who is single-handedly responsible for making sure I had more photos of me in one night than I've had the whole time I've been in Korea (slight exaggeration), amongst the flags of countries that support Korea during the Korean war.
My first glimpse of Seoul Tower.
Seoul, done up for Christmas
Me, at the Christmas store!  This shot got quite a few chuckles from the guys standing in front of the store, and even more when the other members of our crew wanted to go back.  :)

Happy advent to you!


  1. YAY for advent! I love it! It makes me wish we were still little making wreaths at Grandpa and Grandma's church. Then my family would sing and light the candles every night! Now I just have an advent calendar that lists the names of G-d in the Bible for all 25 days! :)

  2. Yeah, my mom continued that tradition in my family. We're having a weekly advent service here, based on the Book of Common Prayer. I'm leading music for it, along with my friend Cameron. It's really traditional, but I'm finding that's making me like it more. :) You should at least get the colored candles and light them off each night for a bit, even if you don't sing songs! I've been trying to do that with my Shabbat candles.