We spent a portion of last weekend enjoying the gorgeous weather and views at Mt. Seorak. It is a popular place, especially in the fall when thousands of people converge upon the park hoping to catch the right weekend when the tree leaves change from green to brilliant reds, oranges, and yellows. This year most of the leaves were still green but the scenery did not disappoint. Streams and hiking trails abound. The setting is extremely peaceful and refreshing (even considering the thousands upon thousands of Korean hikers in flourescent hiking attire). There is also a huge, no I really should
say GIANT, statue of Buddha in the park and the area is popular with Buddhists and Buddhist monks. At a coffee shop near Giant Buddha we found this man adorned in traditional Buddhist clothing sitting and enjoying his morning Joe with a friend. I was pleased that he allowed me to snap his picture.