If there’s one thing that’s beautiful about Korea, it’s spring. Cherry blossoms might initially bring Japan to mind, but I assure you that Korea has an equally lovely burst-into-bloom season.
Ricky and I decided to take a walk by the river a couple of weeks ago when it was at its prime, and we managed to get lovely shots.
The main river running through the city is lined with cherry trees which means it’s a prime photo op location.
It also meant that it was absolutely full of people doing exactly what we were – taking pictures and strolling with loved ones under the arbor archways.
Perhaps most beautiful of all was the way the petals would flutter down in the slightest of breezes, dappling the ground like fresh fallen snow.
It was truly beautiful to experience their delicate beauty, especially at their prime. I went to see the cherry blossoms in a neighbouring town last spring, but missed these ones in Cheongju. As such I made sure to drink in the sights to make up it.
Luckily we managed to take our pictures on the quieter end of the trees. Once we walked closer to downtown it became selfie central. Girls and boys alike posed, separately and together, with flowers in their hair for spring photo sessions – we were even asked by a group of friends to take a picture of them.
I got a shot of Ricky for his style blog (which you can see here), but otherwise we were happy to be behind the camera ourselves.
Anyway we had a lovely walk, enjoying the fragrant air and the tinge of new warmth in the spring sunlight. Sadly the rains and winds started just a few days later and swept away most of the petals, but it was beautiful while it lasted. We were thankful we took photos when we did.
Happy spring everyone!