Sunday, April 21, 2013

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival 2013

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Ah. So I have now attended more than half of the "official" Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festivals--they've all been pretty similar, except that this year, thanks to a particularly jealous winter (꽃샘추위), there weren't any actual cherry blossoms in evidence on my first visit, last Saturday. They actually extended the dates because of the late blooms. There was a profusion today, however, when I made my way out of Line 9 National Assembly station, Exit 1, across the street, and right to Yunjungno. Just look:

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Below are links to my previous posts about the Festival. You can see more pictures, but actually (since flowers don't change all that much), they're more interesting for the historical and cultural elements that I'm not going to repeat here:

Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival 2012
Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival 2011
Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival 2010
Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival 2009

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Remember to click on the pic to see a full-screen version.


John from Daejeon said...

I wonder who harvests all those cherries once they are ripe.

Tuttle said...

Yeah. And also those Bradford pears in Yeouido Park.