Thursday, September 23, 2021

Return to Incheon - A Photo Gallery


Songdo Central Park, Incheon, South Korea

Songdo Central Park, located in Incheon, South Korea, is one of my favorite day trips in the greater Seoul area. From Camp Casey, it takes about an hour and a half by car, two and half hours by train, a little less if you can catch the express trains on a weekday. The park is a gold mine for photography.

The park is centered around a man-made lake and offers small boat rentals, cocktail barges, bike rentals, scenic walking paths, restaurants, coffee shops and stunning architecture with a mixture of designs inspired by the old and the new.

There's a photo waiting to happen, any direction you point your camera lens.

A brother and sister take their cat for a walk.

Can't confirm, but it appeared to me that this couple was "running" late to a wedding ceremony.

At the East Boat House, visitors to the park can rent small boats, bicycles and more.

After a delicious lunch, we got back in the car and made the short, 15 minute drive to Wolmido Island. Wolmido is famous as the location where the US Marines made their invasion landing which changed the tide of the Korean War. It has since become a popular boardwalk amusement park and tourist destination, complete with carnival rides and games, street food and restaurants.

There is a local light rail which transports visitors from the Incheon train station to the island, the design and colors are striking, however, the light rail itself was not in operation the day we went.

There is also a wonderful park centrally located at Wolmido, the grounds offer beautiful walking paths complete with gardens and ponds. There are even some old ammunition bunkers that were used when Wolmido was still a military strong hold.

Above: a couple spends a day at the park... on their cell phones. Below, grain storage at the port.

We ended our day trip at the Incheon Chinatown area. It's just another of the countless areas in South Korea that are excellent for street photography. We sat down for some excellent sweet and sour pork, jajangmyeon noodles and spring rolls and followed it up with a short walk around the area.

All in all it was another enjoyable day of photography here in the Republic of Korea.

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