Hike behind the house

Last weekend we had some of our first beautiful days here in Korea, since then the skies have been clear and the humidity has abated, making Seoul a lot more pleasant. Last sunday we awoke to this beautiful day and planted ourselves in front of the TV to watch the U-20 world cup final. All the while looking for Jesse who was lucky enough to be there. While I felt a little guilty about not taking advantage of the day, I was alright with it. Then we got a phone call from one of our new friends asking if we wanted to hike up the mountain behind the apartments. It didn’t take a whole lot of convincing and we were out the door. The hike is a little dirt trail that takes you up to a buddhist temple and gives you a nice view of the city. I’ll let the pictures tell the rest.
Caitlin and Katherine

Looking out at the city. The current header was taken from the same spot.

The entry way to the temple. The dragon’s body continued into the temple.

Buddhas.

One of the buddhas.

Three dots inside a circle. Katherine said she sees this on a lot of temples but is unsure of why they have it. After a little research online (take it for what its worth) apparently the faint outer circle and the three circles altogether represent the mind. Each inner circle represents something unique they are Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha. This is part of the Korean buddhist temples.

Looking up at the temple and the buddha.

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One thought on “Hike behind the house

  1. I'd like to think that “mountain in the backyard” is a prerequisite for a great city, but judging where I live now, I will hold my tongue on that thought…

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