Friday, October 06, 2006

Seoul, Korea - Part 3

We went to have a look at The Blue House where the President resides and work from. There were many other tourists and traffic was quite busy. There were a number of Seoul policemen directing traffic and doing their rounds here. What was different was that these policemen were on roller blades. Some of them were even obliging enough to take photos with the tourists. Maybe our Malaysian cops should try these out especially those on duty for special events and need to direct traffic too. Anyway, since we couldn't take a tour inside The Blue House itself, we quickly moved on to visit the National Folk Museum.

The National Folk Museum has several areas. Aside from the building itself, there were a lot of other things to see on the grounds itself.
There were folklore performers who staged shows just outside the entrance to the Museum building. This attracted a big crowd and we took our spots to see the show (although it was just for awhile). Pretty interesting as they swirled and jumped about in their traditional dance with long flowing sleeves and colourful costumes. I would not have not seen such things before if not for "The King and The Clown" movie. Mrs Pitt and I said that the Korean movie is definitely less boring than "Brokeback Mountain". Sorry, Ang Lee. There were other performers who donned masks and reenacted stories too. Not that I really understood (it was in Korean) but the antics were funny and it was just amusing to see all those "animations" despite being behind a mask.
Not finishing the show, I moved into the building which was filled with Korean history and had many art pieces. It seemed endless to me and I couldn't finish seeing everything in there as time was restricted (usually is when you go on a tour package!). Plus taking photographs sometimes take up time too.

To be continued ...

5 comments:

Korean Princess said...

I seriously cannot imagine our local police wearing roller blades and shorts directing traffic! Think they will cause more accident!

jo said...

did u see anyone protesting in front of the president's house?

jo said...

did u see anyone protesting in front of the president's house?

Raymond said...

I went to Korea from Sept 25, 2006 till Oct 2nd. If I depart earlier I might be in your group then... Can watch my korea photos at http://hftey.cybersist.com/photo/ :)

wmw said...

K.Princess: They cause more accidents cos they will be too good looking or keep falling down?? LOL...

Jo: No, no protest.

raymond:Welcome to my blog....saw your pics. Lovely pics you have there.