One day in May, I was returning home from work when I saw a poster for the Seoul Marathon 2022. The event had come and gone, and I had been unaware of it.
I started running some time in June this year. I’ve made it a tradition to take a shot of whatever is in front of me when I finish my runs. I don’t think any of these shots are “special” in a visual way. But it’s fun to take a look anyway and reflect on some of them.
I am usually not an early riser, so a lot of my runs happen at night. I am able to unwind after the day’s work.
The brown fence on the right belongs to a school. The kids in the above shot are probably going back home after extra tuition - probably from a hagwon. Very few kids in Korea get to play after school hours - most go for more classes and tuitions.
My usual route is a 3.75 KM round trip from my house along this road. This particular lane is spectacular in fall, when the leaves are yellow and red. The yellow tactile paving is ubiquitous in Korea.
A market on my way home. Korean store fronts have plenty of neon, but the moon on this night was bright enough to shine despite all that.
This is a biking track 10 mins away from my house. On the right is an inline skating track, which I’ve used for interval runs.
I love running by the Han River. On the hottest of days there’s a gentle breeze.
If I run before the sun goes down, I get to see birds by the river. The two birds on the right look like Black Tailed Gulls .
Black Tailed Gulls are the offical mascot of Dokdo, the disputed islands between Korea and Japan.
On the right is a short track for running, beside a soccer field, which is beside floodlit tennis courts.
The World Cup Bridge lights up at night. There’s a lot of light and color at night in Seoul, and I love it.