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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Lantern Parade

I headed to Seoul with my friend Taylor to meet up with my friend Keri and her brother at the lantern parade in Insadong. It was quite a scene. The parade starts at dusk and seemingly endless. Keri got there early and saved us some folding chairs right on the road, which was a cool vantage point. I was waving at the parade marchers like crazy and trying to get them to give me the peace sign, or hang loose, or devil's horns. I think it was a result of my manic waving that a kindly ajuma (grandma) handed me my very own lantern. Bonus.

There were a ton of these dragons that breathed fire. I took like a million pictures and couldn't capture the fire.

Umbrella lanterns!