The word got around that the Cherry Blossom Festival was cancelled this year in memoriam the sailors who perished in the Cheonan sinking. Technically, this is true, but all the trappings were still there--not least, the cherry trees in bloom.
When you turn left down Yunjungno, it is cordoned off to car traffic. The first thing you encounter is a series of artworks on display, the theme of which appears to be flowers and branches juxtaposed with stuff that doesn't go with flowers and branches, especially plastic. Remember you can click on any image to see it full size.
And here my favorite (left) and least favorite, or dumbest, anyway:
There were also music acts, and I captured some of the sounds and put them in a little YouTube video, together with some pictures (it runs under three minutes):
But of course, the star of the show is the cherry blossoms. Last year, I attended at night, so I didn't really capture their natural beauty all that well. I hope to mmake up for that this time: