Posts Tagged ‘traditional’

Reflections of Tokyo

Monday, February 1st, 2010
Reflections of Tokyo

Tokyo is a very old and historic city. Scenes like this are not uncommon in this city. Here, one of the Imperial Palace’s guard houses sits in contrast with the modern city’s skyscrapers. Traditional rule by the monarchy versus today’s importance of the economy and capitalization.

Due to the Allied bombing in World War II, much of the city has been rebuilt in the last 50-60 years. This makes Tokyo a fantasticly modern city, but at the expense of its historic roots, even despite the preserved temples and gardens that tourists tend to flock to.

Traditional Korean Warrior

Friday, January 15th, 2010
Traditional Korean Warrior

I was really lucky to snap a shot of this traditional Korean warrior. While waiting for my Korean tour guide to finish her Korean spiel on the site, I turned around to see this warrior on horseback riding past. Apparently I had just missed some reenactment of some sort and they were leaving. Luckily I had camera in hand and was able to snap a few quick shots!