Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Supermoon over Seoul

June 23's "supermoon" over Seoul. The moon appeared 30% brighter and 14% larger than normal. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Bird's Eye View of Seochon

The Ryugaheon Gallery in Seochon. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Daeo Bookshop

The historic Daeo Bookshop in Seoul's Seochon district. The bookshop first opened in 1951. Photographed by Robert Koehler.

Bukchon in the Rain

Bukchon's 31 Gahoe-dong on a rain day. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Baegundae Valley

The beautiful Baegundae Valley of Mungyeong’s Bongamsa Temple. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Bosu-dong Used Book Alley

Chungnam Bookshop's Nam Myeong-seop searches the stacks. Busan's Bosu-dong Used Book Alley is a charming collection of used book stores and coffee shops not far from the Gukje Market. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Jongmyo Daeje

Korean dancers at the Jongmyo Daeje. The memorial rite for the kings of the Joseon Dynasty, the Jongmyo Daeje is performed by the Jeonju Yi clan, Korea’s former royal family, on the first Saturday of May. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Gwanghwamun Gate

Gwanghwamun Gate, the historic entryway to Gyeongbokgung Palace. The silhouette of Mt. Inwangsan on the horizon makes the gate all the more beautiful. Photo by Robert Koehler.

Cherry blossom rain

A rainy day beneath the cherry blossoms, Jeongdok Public Library. Photo by Robert Koehler.