This week’s photo challenge is Grand.
Grand can mean so many things to different people.
To me, only something like this is Grand!
Seoul, no doubt, formed an interesting part of our trip to South Korea.
In our hour’s stay near N Seoul tower, overlooking Seoul, there was quite a change in scenery before and after dark.
I like the scenery after dark; the capital was sparkling with lights when viewed between the Autumn trees in silhouette.
Going back in time by an hour, when there was just sufficient light to see the fall foliage in colors, the view was somewhat different.
The views of fall foliage with the city as background were just enticing. What a difference an hour made!
The maple leaves in South Korea are smaller in size than those I have seen elsewhere.
The many leaves cluttered together did give me the illusion of them being stars, shining brightly.
I have a special liking for these small multi-colored leaves.
I only have several photos which show the leaves distinctly as starry and have grouped them together in this post.
They are my twinkle, twinkle little stars.
When we stepped into the cable car, we didn’t know that it would be raining for almost the rest of the day.
Looking up at the Daedunsun mountain, the mountain top was covered with mist and even a bit mystical.
The cable car was crowded with tourists as we made our ascent. You can hardly squeeze your camera through the crowd.
Didn’t know that these few shots through the glass window of the cable car would be my last few shots in the dry that day.
The mountain slope was covered in bright colors. The fact that these shots were taken from the moving cable car mean that the foliage may not be in focus, but the colors and the mood are still there.
We were met by rain when we alighted at the mountain top. . . . . . we did not have the rain gears with us!
Will share some of the photos taken in rain in a later post.
Two quotes come to mind.
“Autumn burned brightly, a running flame through the mountains, a torch flung to the trees.” – Faith Baldwin.
In the picture below, a torch seemed to have flung to the trees, starting a fire.
The second quote is by Emily Bronte.
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree” – Emily Bronte.
While walking up Naejangsan, every where we saw was red in color.
It is always delightful travelling in the country side of Hokkaido, Japan.
The impression and mood in the previous post are quite different from what I experienced in South Korea. Perhaps, the sceneries and settings in different countries do convey different moods.
The image here was taken not far from the previous picture. It still shows the same steep mountains and the waterfall.
However, in the foreground, it also shows the rapids along with the fall foliage on the banks of the river.
Again, an enchanting view that remains for a long time in my memory!
Think you must by now bored with my series of posts on fall foliage in South Korea.
As a change of scenery, I am taking you to Hokkaido, Japan.
The picture was taken some years ago. It was Autumn, some of the leaves were still green; some orange in color and floating out on branches.
In the background were hills and a waterfall.
Again, another artistic impression of Autumn in a picturesque manner!
Have taken quite a few pictures while travelling in South Korea recently.
This is one of my favorites.
While walking in Naejangsan, I was enchanted by the lovely sight of fall foliage.
These pictures speak to me.
Come, come and stroll with me through these tree lined paths!
We crossed over a few bridges during our walks in Naejangsan and Daedunsan.
They seemed to be gateways into Autumn; gateways to the lovely fall foliage.
The pictures would have been even more attractive if there were water under the bridges. However, at this time of the year, the river/ streams are usually dry.
The views are already so picturesque, don’t think we can ask for more!