Seoul lantern festival

Tonight we went to see the Seoul Lantern Festival, which is held annually for two weeks in November. It is set on the Cheonggyecheon Stream, which was until recently run down and covered by a road but is now a sunken, peaceful walkway in the heart of Seoul’s downtown, a very good example of urban regeneration and very sensibly thought out, there is even a lift for disabled access.

There are literally thousands of these lanterns; some showing traditional scenes, some a lot more modern and some totally inexplicable (why a giant pineapple?). My photos don’t really do it justice but here they are:

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

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