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Once more with pictures -- Day 7 final day of conference & banquet - Helen's journal and online home
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Once more with pictures -- Day 7 final day of conference & banquet
Again there are no photos of the talks that occupied the morning of Day 7, nor the business meeting that occupied the late afternoon/early evening. What I did photograph was the view from the Hotel Homers where the meeting and banquet were held and one shot of the Korean dancers entertaining the conference participants.

View from Hotel Homers, Busan.

The beach from Hotel Homers, Busan

Here are the Korean dancers entertaining the conference participants. They accompanied their dance with drumming. The drums are strapped onto their fronts.

Korean dancers provide entertainment



Apologies for the reflections in these, but they were taken through a window. I have tried to adjust the colour. The hotel windows must have had a slight greenish tint, so the originals have a slight colour cast. I have also cloned out the invasion of the flying saucers -- which were actually the reflections of the banqueting hall lights! :)

This is known as the Diamond Bridge.

Diamond Bridge from Hotel Homers, Busan

Here you can see the end of the Diamond Bridge stretching across on the right to meet the shore and some of the tall, ultra-modern buildings.

The end of Diamond Bridge & beach from Hotel Homers

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collie222 From: collie222 Date: July 24th, 2012 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
What an impressive location for the conference!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 24th, 2012 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're always in interesting places. The last one was Riga, Latvia. :)
From: cmcmck Date: July 25th, 2012 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
I had family there before the Sho'ah- it makes it somewhere I must visit one day to lay some ghosts.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 26th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
The poor Latvians kept getting trampled over by big powerful neighbours. First it was ruled by Sweden, then in turns by Germany and Russia. However, they held onto their language and their spirit.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: July 24th, 2012 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, what amazing views! And lovely camera work, too.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 25th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC) (Link)
I am relieved that the phone coped. The LCD screen is a pain in bright sunlight and I did miss having a proper viewfinder, but a phone is small and discreet when taking shots. Most of the places we visited weren't particularly touristy and virtually no one was brandishing a camera.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: July 24th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love the mountain trying to sneak into the city unobserved. I pity its poor victim when they open their curtains. "So, desecrate MY shrine will you?!"
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 25th, 2012 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't noticed the stealthy mountain until you mentioned it! Perhaps it's the one with this Twitter account. :)

The Koreans seem to leave the peaks forested and build around the base. The parks we visited in Seoul were both hills.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: July 25th, 2012 11:08 am (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't noticed the stealthy mountain until you mentioned it!

Well, yes. That's because it was standing very still!
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: July 25th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Neat buildings in the second shot. And the sneaky hill. Do you know why it isn't built on?
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: July 25th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC) (Link)
I hadn't noticed the stealthy mountain until you and Khiem mentioned it! Perhaps it's the one with this Twitter account. :)

As to why it's not built on, the Koreans seem to leave the peaks forested and build around the base. The parks we visited in Seoul were both forested hills so it's very possible that the mountain in this part of Busan is a park too.
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: July 25th, 2012 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
It makes sense that they would use the parts that are hard to build on as parks, then.
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