Monday, October 5, 2009

20 Minutes

As an architecture student no matter how hard you try it's inevitable that at some point throughout the semester you will be living at studio. Our studio building at Yonsei University isn't the most conveniently located. It's way up a hill and isolated from most of campus. However it's proximity is unbeatable.
This is where a 20 minute walk will get you:

20 minutes up

20 minutes down (Sinchon district)

One way you feel like you are on top of the world, the other way you feel like you are in the middle of it.
This weekend I decided to hike to the top of the hill that our University backs up against. After twenty minutes at a consistent slope you come to an over-look on an ancient smoke signal station. The view over the city was incredible, better than Ingwansan (which we hiked for history class.) The equivalent from studio in St. Louis would be Art hill or Delmar Blvd. Pretty nice trade off.

I couldn't believe how awesome it was so I hiked it three days in a row. Can't wait to do it again, maybe check out the sunrise after an all nighter.


kramer2nd said...

looks amazingly kickass

Some Sure Things said...

Photographic proof that you are in paradise. No fair. Really.

How on earth do you get anything done at the studio???

Buck said...

When I look at those pictures and hear you talk about Seoul, it makes me think of this...

(espcially the part at 2:39)

Seoul seems like a futuristic super-metropolis nestled in a picturesque mountain range along a far-off exotic sea that we never heard of. Are you in the future AND on another planet? Do they have space-ports that can slingshot you into outer space in a giant guitar after bringing you and your bandmates back to life using advanced medical techniques? Our health care system sucks...