Last week the kids and I visited Suwon. Suwon is south of where we live in Suji. For those of you in Denver, it's kind of like Seoul Campus (where I teach) would be on 16th Strett Mall, GoodMorning Hill (where we live) would be Littleton and Suwon would be Douglas County. I think.
We went to Suwon because our friends the Trotters have family in Suwon and knew there was a "Junk Art Festival" happening and invited us to come along. Suwon is very cool. The old part of the town is inside a huge fortress-like wall that goes all around the city. There are lots of cute shops and a huge park with a Buddha statue and some temples.
|Ruby and Gabriel get water from a natural spring|
|The side of this building is covered in chalkboard paint.|
At the top it says "before I die, I want to..." There is chalk available
for you to write your answer. Interestingly, they were all written in Korean,
so I have no idea what any of them say.
|Cool lantern made with painted paper cups|
|Butterfly wall art made from soda cans|
|This guy was dying fabric on the spot|
Then I got to pick the color to dye my bracelet. I chose green.
Ruby, Lia and Grace chose to make dolls out of paper.
There was face painting, or in our case, arm painting. August requested a "yong" (dragon).
While August was getting his arm painted, there was a drum show. It was pretty amazing.
Grace and Ruby each got flowers, (which was a bit of a step down from Grace's original request of a butterfly flying off of a flower on to a rainbow).
Fall is a wonderful time to be in Korea, yeah festivals!