Monday, May 18, 2015

Monkey Monday Goes Intercontinental

National Folk Museum of Korea
 
 
Not unlike the cherry blossoms and lilacs the season of writing about my trip to Japan and Korea is nearing an end. Though it's difficult to fathom, I have been back in New York for almost a month and life has picked up the pace. Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching and BookExpo America is right behind. There's a graduation trip to Connecticut just a month away and book reviews and a movie review almost ready for posting. I've got a giveaway for later this week -- please stop by -- and that's all just in the next month. 
 
There were two sights in Japan and Korea that I photographed with specific blogging thoughts. One set of photos I will share on Wedding Wednesday and the other was taken with Monkey Monday in mind. Mondays have been slipping by and I present to you our first Intercontinental Monkey Monday.
 
 This handsome gentleman was part of a display of animals representing different years. and he, of course, represents the year of the monkey.  The sculptures were in the outdoor area of the National Folk Museum of Korea. 
 
 
While we're in Seoul I want to add a few pictures of the changing of the Royal Guard. This ceremony takes places in downtown Seoul three times a day. It goes back to the period when Korea had a royal family and the guards were responsible for guarding the capital city and the royal palace.
 

 There were many groups of Korean school children. After the ceremony they were permitted -- actually it looked that they were encouraged -- to meet those who had participated in the ceremony. 
 
Yes, there's a Dunkin Donuts in the background. There are many, many American chain restaurants in Seoul.
 
 
I hope you've enjoyed our quick trip to South Korea. Wednesday we return to Asia to attend a wedding in Japan. Of course, you are all invited.
 
As always, thanks for visiting and take good care.   
 
 


10 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I love, love, love that sweet monkey sculpture in the outdoor part of the National Folk Museum of Korea. What a special guy, indeed.

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing your colorful and interesting photos, Carol. Looking forward to the wedding pics next time. Enjoy your evening.

Paula Kaye said...

Thanks for sharing. I remember seeing a monkey or two when we were in Bangkok. Such a cute little sculpture.

Joy said...

Looking forward for new adventure with you. Nice to other culture than our own too:)

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a charming monkey gentleman! I'm looking forward to enjoying your new adventures vicariously.

Thank you for your kind words Carol.

Simply Linda said...

I loved this post Buttercup!! Thanks for sharing and for the smiles. Blessings (interesting on the chain restaurants)

Theresa said...

I have enjoyed traveling along with you! Great pictures! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Sola Scriptura said...

I'm really enjoying your holiday photos! Please keep them coming!

BJ PUP said...

If it weren't for the language of the signs, might think you were in any American city. The chains take over.

Barb said...

Love traveling vicariously with you. Your next month sounds very busy. Remember to smell the flowers!