Tuesday, August 6, 2013

oedo garden island

Our next stop on our provincially-funded cultural trip was Oedo Garden Island, or "Oedo Botania," an entire island groomed as a botanical garden. I expected it to be a hokey experience, as a lot of these sorts of things are here in K-land, but I was pleasantly surprised by how beautiful it was. Certainly a little odd for an island to be dedicated in its entirety this way, but gorgeous island views and greenery nonetheless. It felt like we had landed in the pages of a Dr. Seuss picture book.

Do you see the little tiny person standing at the top of the stairs?
Very bizarre, but very Korean sculptures
The craziest bauble flowers!
Our rocky ferry to and from, the "Home Run"