Sinchon frog/toadFaced with a relatively work-light summer (next semester I’m teaching courses I’ve taught before, reducing the amount of preparation I have to do), I decided to wander around Seoul and Korea a little bit more with the aim of improving my photography skills. Once I leave in the spring, the chances are good that I won’t come back and I’d like to make at least some effort to see what the place has to offer.

Nogosan laundryI began in my own neighbourhood of Sinchon (신촌; lit. new village), walking through the older low-rises around Nogosan (노고산; lit. old father’s sister/husband’s mother mountain).

Sinchon stairs (1)Sinchon stairs (2)