Last night I went to (I think it was) Seong-Gwang temple with Lime and a friend of hers who was celebrating her birthday. Amusingly enough, the frienda staunch Catholicwas born on the day on which Korea officially celebrates the birth of the Buddha. That’s the day when people go to temples and write their hopes or prayers onto notes, and attach them to fire lanterns which are hung in the courtyard of the temple.
The courtyard was lovely, and I was so happy to have been able to come along, though beforehand I’d been feeling a little leery from tiredness. But I didn’t feel sick at all there, and was just astounded at how lovely it was. I was mildly amused to be walking around a Buddhist temple with a couple of Catholics and even a local parish priest, though! Of all the people to take me to a Buddhist temple! It was cool.
So I’ve updated my photoblog, and you can click on the pic above to see more pics from spring in Jeonju, my recent trip to Gumi, and photos from the trip out to the temple. It’s a modest update, but more will come soon. (Hopefully before I leave for Canada in just a little over a month.)