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A window into my Seoul: Streets lined with gold

November 12, 2008

 Right now, at this moment, throughout Seoul, the streets are lined with gold – ginkgo gold. Autumn is on its way out, brief it may have been. But its gracefully departing, leaving the streets full of gold.

by Cate

by Cate

Ginkgo trees are common throughout South Korea. Emerald green in summer, their pungent smelling fruits drop early autumn, and golden leaves glow during late autumn. It’s a romantic setting, even fun for the children playing in the fallen leaves.

But it’s particularly attractive to the photographer:

by Cate

by Cate


If you thought for a moment that Seoul only consisted of grey concrete, smog and dullness – guess again. The magic of autumn transforms this city into a pot of golden hues.

by Cate

by Cate

I know winter is on its way once these trees take colour. But for now, until the last leaves drop, Seoul is a gorgeous city to be visiting.

Caffeinated Traveller

  1. November 13, 2008 12:51 pm

    Wonderful pics! South Korea looks enchanting. I can’t wait to visit Korea, eat Korean, probably try authentic Korean kimchi and watch Korean soaps. 😀 Btw, I think the Ministry of Tourism of South Korea should pay you bigtime for this great plug!

  2. dagnabit27851 permalink
    November 13, 2008 2:49 pm

    These photos are amazing. I’ve never been outside the US, let along all the way around the world. This must be an exciting journey.

  3. November 16, 2008 5:36 am

    Thanks the both of you. Yes the pictures are pretty much spot on as to how Seoul looks right now. A fleeting moment but thats how autumn goes.
    You must try and put travel on your list of things to do before you get married, have children, reach 50 , retire or die. Now is a good chance -fuel has dropped. So come on over to South Korea!

  4. MonnyQ permalink
    November 23, 2008 5:08 pm

    Gorgeous photos as always. I’d love to grab a few of your photos and blow them up to A0 or A1 size. Would you be keen to share?

  5. November 24, 2008 3:16 am

    For you MonnyQ it will only cost you an arm 🙂

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