Monday, December 31, 2012

마지막 하루

Jeongdongjin (정동진, 正東津) on the last day of 2012

Wind was strong, wave was high, temperature was low low.

Sculpture at Jeongdongjin Station

Breathtaking panoramic view of the East Sea 

Sun Cruise (썬크루즈) Resort & Yacht - world’s first on-land cruise themed resort
2012's last moon rise - does it remind you of anyone? 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

크리스마스 선물

My Christmas's present this year - Pentax K-5 II DSLR. It is not a full frame DSLR but still an awesome camera with awesome picture quality. Its low light sensitivity is mind-blowing. I like that it can operate at extremely low temperature, down to -10°C. Will have that check out soon, meanwhile, some pictures from my night out with my new camera. (Click image to enlarge.)

Double Helix bridge

Avalon - floating South Crystal Pavilion of the Marina Bay Sands

The Fullerton Bay Hotel

Monday, December 10, 2012

살고 있는 곳

A famous quote from the Korean movie "Architecture 101" - "자기가 살고 있는 곳에 대해 애정을 가지고 이해를 시작하는 것, 이게 바로 건축학개론의 시작입니다."(When you begin to understand and have feeling for the place you live in, that's the start of architecture 101.)

I don't think this quote applies only to architecture students, it is applicable to everyone. We should all understand and develop feeling for the place where we live, work, play, interact and love. What eventually comes out of it is beauty - the beauty of our living space.

There was a time when building was built to last.

Building with curved corner is rare these days.

Bird cage is now an ornamental piece. The birds are free at last.

What was once a wooden staircase inside a house is reused as part of a decor.

A pot of green plant is all that is required to liven up a run-down back alley.

Behind the spalled concrete wall is a new owner.

The shop has seen better days. Tri-circle lock and the teal green paint are so 70s.

The once ubiquitous hand-made mailbox is moving into history

The glory days of books and prints are over or are they?

Be a vintage but don't fade into history.