Jeju Island - Day Three (Yesterday, 2/18/2012): Semi-Arctic Paradise
The third day on Korea's semi-arctic paradise of Jeju Island began around seven in the morning with a wintery blast:
That was the scene from the balcony outside our door at Waedolgae Nara (외돌개 나라), which means Waedolgae Country, but the word "Waedolgae" is not clear. There's a rock in the sea nearby with the same name, and we can pretend it means "Outer-Rock-Dog" since the individual syllables can also carry these meanings in Korean.
Speaking of doorways, here's one above at the Kim Young-Gap Gallery, which houses the photographs of the late Kim Young-Gap, born the same year as I was, 1957, but already passed on, in 2005.
This shows the photographer himself, Kim Young-Gap, in a double exposure, from a time when he was still healthy. If you look carefully, you'll see my wife's reflection, for she's the photographer in our family.
Kim Young-Gap made hundreds, maybe thousands of photos depicting landscapes such as this one on Jeju Island, making the landscapes and himself well known.
My wife caught me in a pensive mood, perhaps reflecting on the progressive condition that disabled Kim Young-Gap and eventually brought about his death.
Sa-Rah and En-Uk sculpt an Ice Queen outside the gallery on a day of unsettled, wintery weather.
Finished and seen from above, the Ice Queen reigns over her icy domain of Jeju Island!
En-Uk and I await our meal in a restaurant that served neither soft drinks nor beer but excellent fish in sauce.
Afterwards, En-Uk races along a wintery beach as wind whips the snow across the scene.