Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Haneul Park/하늘 공원 'Sky Park' @ Seoul
Spring? Nope...it's Autumn, for sure. But..the flowers were everywhere. I was alarmed to see that Seoul City Government seems to do everything it could to keep its city flourished with the naturally colorful richness even during the Autumn. That's why the feeling of Spring being everywhere was also all too obvious--which is a good thing.
After getting off at World Cup Stadium station at about 3 pm, we had to walk for about 4 km before reaching the so-called Sky Park or Haneul Gongwon. See the throng of people there? We were surprised at ourselves as we realized that lots of people were coming in at the same time as we were. There must be something good and extraordinary up there.
Yes, is this the so-called the 'view' from Haneul Park? NOPE. Definitely NO.
It is the World Cup Stadium seen from the half-way to the top of the hill where Haneul Park was located.
Since it was a bit tiring especially for the kids, we might as well use the resting area in between to take a rest and took some pictures of the surrounding.
Once again: colorful flowers were grown on pots or flower beds along the way up to the Haneul Park.
The Autumn festivity was the one that drew lots of people there?
It turned out to be NoPe. That's not the reason.
This is it! It was the 억새축재 or okse festival. Well, it's a long and tall grass with white flowers. I call it ' padang ilalang' in Indonesian. But, I could not find what it is in English. (Gosh, I need to find some reviews about it).
As long as the eyes could see, there lied right in front of us...an indescribably vast white tall grass.
The blue sky; the white tall-grass; the uniqueness; the warmth as well as the cold weather.
Eyra and Freya were all too excited to be in a newly different place like this one.
Doesn't it look like paddy? But with soft, tender, and longer husk...?
It was beyond words.
Another shape of the grass. I thought it was one of the eye-catching thing on this kind of grass.
The wind somewhat escalated and was getting stronger...so they were moving about accordingly.
Apart from the grass, real wild flowers do exist in this kind of are.I think there are lots of people who might have the same idea about how beautiful that place is.
Freya and Eyra, too, were having the time of their day. ^^
Instead of using even the horse-toy, they were using their imagination to run wild playing around with the fence-turned ropes.
The sky was about to get darker and darker. It was sun set. Most people were still up there. and some were already home.
To give an overview of how beautiful this was..and how the situation at Seoul's Haneul Park was about ...
Just click on the above video or blogs so as to keep our memories intact.