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Yonggungsa Temple

January 8, 2011

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A while ago we did a video about Busan’s Jagalchi Fish Market for Simon’s trip to Busan. There was a lot of footage from those two days, and we’ve been playing around with it for a while. Here’s a video from Busan’s Yonggungsa Temple, which is an absolutely beautiful, beautiful temple. We’ve been to a couple of temples before, and were impressed at first, but after a while we started getting bored of them. This temple…this changes everything.

It’s situated on the beach, which is supposedly uncommon for Buddhist temples. And, wow, it’s stunning. Listening to the waves every day, looking at slow boats edging the horizon: can’t think of an easier way to feel serene, or just to fall asleep at night. If you’re ever in Busan, or if there’s only temple that you’re going to visit in Korea, make it Yonggungsa Temple. Wow. Totally breathtaking.

Anyhow, we played around with the footage a bit and were feeling experimental. It’s heavily edited to try to give it a dreamy feel, and looks really different than what the actual day was like. Before, the footage wasn’t really that good. It was a really dull, cloudy, windy day. The colors were all murky and desaturated. Check out the before and after:

Yonggungsa Temple Busan

I don’t know. This is the kind of stuff we’re interested in, especially since we’ve been taking so many pictures with Instagram lately. We’re having new age fun with a vintage feel! (P.S. we realize that sometimes we do seem like full-blown hipsters.)

Anyhow, the last scene was interesting as well. It was in a small cave at the edge of the shore. Simon walked in right after a man lit the candles, whose flames were barely holding on to their wicks because of the wind. They didn’t stand a chance that day, but that didn’t stop someone else from coming in right after Simon left to give the candles another shot, nor did it stop the others that followed.

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  1. Wow, thanks for the great comment! These are encouraging words. ^^

    6 years ago
  2. Cool! Thanks for letting us know. That’s really interesting.

    6 years ago
  3. Thanks Laura! Send us a line when you finally make it here :D

    6 years ago
  4. Thanks! To be honest, I didn't know about this place until the person I was with suggested we go. I don't really know how to get there, either, apart from hopping in a taxi and asking for it. But it's definitely worth the visit!

    6 years ago
  5. Looks so nice! I bet it'd be creepy at night though for sure. I loved the camera work with this. Kinda felt like I was there. Now if only I could reach through my computer screen and touch stuff lol.

    6 years ago
  6. I've seen your pics before and your site as well. Really beautiful stuff you've got there.

    6 years ago
  7. Hey, I randomly visited there with my family this past summer! XD What a coincidence!

    6 years ago