July 21, 2008
Remember when we climbed up that ridiclously huge mountain? That was on a Saturday. What we didnâ€™t tell you about is what we did on that Sunday. We didnâ€™t mention it before because it was pretty boring: we went to another temple with Martinaâ€™s teachers. Weâ€™re getting the feeling now that once youâ€™ve seen one temple youâ€™ve seen them all, and unless we go to one that is ridiculously lavish or beautiful they all seem the same. Perhaps the better explanation to this phenomenon is that, in the summer, you donâ€™t want to walk around temples. Weâ€™re sure theyâ€™re probably far more beautiful when youâ€™re not sweating profusely. As well, we seemed to have got lost. The caretaker of the school stuck with us even though we fell ridiculously far behind (mostly because Martina took a lot of pictures and nobody wanted to wait for her) and made sure we didnâ€™t get lost. He spoke with us in Korean – he didnâ€™t know any English – and we nodded as if we knew what he was saying. Eventually we did get lost, though, and we had to backtrack in order to refind our way. By then we were half an hour late, and the bus was waiting for us.
That much being said, Martina did take some pretty awesome pictures, and Simon made an HDR picture of the temple, and so we decided to post them up on the site. Click the picture above to see them all, or click here to go to the gallery.