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Korea Seoul Food Jamsil

14 June 2022

Last supper

Walking around the Lotte tower lake at Jamsil

The actual lake is called Seokchon lake park, or Songpa Naru park, but basically it is Lotte world. There actually is Lotte world theme park on the site.
I have been here before, but under unusual circumstances. The last time I flew to Korea my flight landed at 6AM and I could not check in until 3PM so I came here early in the morning and waited for things to be open so I could go and sit in a cafe and fall asleep.
This time I walked a lap of both halves of the lake, then explored the shops, and had my last meal.

This is a short update, but it won't be the last. Tomorrow I have to get up at 5:30 to go on the cheap train to the airport cause thats how I roll.
Then it is 7 hours to Singapore, where I have a 6 hour airport happy fun time experience break, before another 7.5 hours to Melbourne.

So I will type some more nonsense from Singapore, assuming I meet all the regulations and am allowed to board, and then I may even type something after getting back into Australia, about how to get back into Australia in 'the age of COVID'.

Last pics of non airport Korea...GO!

Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - Well hello there, it is the 6th tallest building in the world.

Well hello there, it is the 6th tallest building in the world.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - The lake is split in two, first I set off around the quieter part. It is a nice place, with markers for runners around the soft path made of tyres.

The lake is split in two, first I set off around the quieter part. It is a nice place, with markers for runners around the soft path made of tyres.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - I headed under the bridge that splits the lakes in two. There is a piano under the bridge outside for people to play on. No one has pushed it into the

I headed under the bridge that splits the lakes in two. There is a piano under the bridge outside for people to play on. No one has pushed it into the water. Also it was dark and grey this evening, but no rain.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - First signs of Lotte world on the busier side of the lake.

First signs of Lotte world on the busier side of the lake.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - I think I took a photo in this exact spot last time, at 7AM.

I think I took a photo in this exact spot last time, at 7AM.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - Tower from afar. I was never going to get far enough to do it landscape, so it can never be used as the title photo for this post on the main page.

Tower from afar. I was never going to get far enough to do it landscape, so it can never be used as the title photo for this post on the main page.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - A bit more amusement park with nice sky.

A bit more amusement park with nice sky.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - That is pretty low pollution, 1. Clear views all day. So clear you can see me in the reflection.

That is pretty low pollution, 1. Clear views all day. So clear you can see me in the reflection.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - Here is what this lake area looked like in 1981. I should mention it is a favourite of youtubers, they do the big xmas light thing here and also the t

Here is what this lake area looked like in 1981. I should mention it is a favourite of youtubers, they do the big xmas light thing here and also the trees around it are all cherry blossom's.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - Time to head into here and find my dinner. The statue is of Wolfgang von someone not music related. I do not know why.

Time to head into here and find my dinner. The statue is of Wolfgang von someone not music related. I do not know why.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - Lotte has made a boat out of recycled plastic, and parked it on the lawn. Now... if you make something out of recycled material and do not actually us

Lotte has made a boat out of recycled plastic, and parked it on the lawn. Now... if you make something out of recycled material and do not actually use it, you have damaged the environment further than not recycling at all. This is hard for a lot of people to grasp.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - There are 3 malls of varying degrees of luxury, this is the low rent one of course, it is much like any other Lotte mall. Avenue L is the next rung up

There are 3 malls of varying degrees of luxury, this is the low rent one of course, it is much like any other Lotte mall. Avenue L is the next rung up, and then there is one in the actual tower that the likes of me cannot even glimpse.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - My dinner came from a food truck. Not really, but it came from a fake truck in basement level 2. It was ok, healthy, the pic had a lot more vegetables

My dinner came from a food truck. Not really, but it came from a fake truck in basement level 2. It was ok, healthy, the pic had a lot more vegetables than I was given. Final meal in Korea, and I am eating off of cardboard with a plastic spork.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - Kodak no longer make anything, they do not make cameras or film... until now! They have been reinvented as a fashion brand. I feel this is likely to h

Kodak no longer make anything, they do not make cameras or film... until now! They have been reinvented as a fashion brand. I feel this is likely to happen to a lot of iconic brands that go out of existence.


Korea-Seoul-Food-Jamsil - And because I could not let a Kodak clothes store be the last shot of the night, here is an almost getting dark Gangnam street as I return to my hotel

And because I could not let a Kodak clothes store be the last shot of the night, here is an almost getting dark Gangnam street as I return to my hotel.


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