In my neighborhood, Gaegeum (개금), Busan

Everywhere we stay for a week or a month provides the same contrasts of the ordinary with the unique. Our month here in a small apartment allows for many discoveries. Some photograph well, some don’t. Some photos are not taken as it would not be polite. I think the ones here provide a nice variety. You can only imagine how many other scenes play out in our daily wanderings in the strip of land between mountains and high rises.


Overlooking Gaegeum
Overlooking Gaegeum
Looking back up the mountain from the overlook.
Looking back up the mountain from the overlook.
OK, everybody turn all together.
OK, everybody turn all together.

Away from the mountain and seaside parks, Busan has few neighborhood parks. We were spoiled in Seoul during May with several within a fifteen minute walk.


Here is the entire park.
Here is the entire park.
The only sports park.
The only sports park.

The computer shops are closed but this equipment looks like a sculpture garden.
The computer shops are closed but this equipment looks like a sculpture garden.
Your corner surreal galery with Teletubbies, Coke bottles, and Old Masters.
Your corner surreal galery with Teletubbies, Coke bottles, and Old Masters.

A cup of coffee, a green tea latte, and blazing Internet connections.
A cup of coffee, a green tea latte, and blazing Internet connections.
Our covered market in the distance on a rainy day.
Our covered market in the distance on a rainy day.
20 oz coffee shop at the other market entrance.
20 oz coffee shop at the other market entrance.