Sunday, November 2, 2014

The colorful walk

It has been so weird in Seoul with the weather being so topsy-turvy. I am waking up to cold, frosty mornings and I end up being over dressed and sweating in the next few hours. Anyway, fall is here and there's a burst of color in Seoul!

SongPa county in South Seoul had organized a walk for charity and Samsung had promised to donate 1 won for every meter its employees walked. Taking this chance, S had registered for all 4 us for it. I was totally happy to participate as I wanted to finish my goal in my latest app S Health. Every day S Health wants me to take 10,000 steps and I am hardly able to cover half of it :(

Anyway, we took the taxi to Olympic park early on a Saturday, cursing the forecast of rain and clouds on this day. It took a good 15,000 won to reach the park. We at least could see some interesting sights on the way.
Tallest building in Seoul
Lotte World Mall will become the tallest building in Seoul when it is completed. But unfortunately it is plunged in controversy because of the cracks on its floors 
Sculptures on the way to Olympic park
So many interesting sculptures on the way to the Olympic park.
Olympic park Songpa county charity walk
The grand entrance to the Olympic park.


Registration for the charity walk
Fun Registration: Indian names are soo huge compared to the three syllabled Korean ones  :)

Fun programs before the walk
Fun programs before the walk included an energetic display of skipping rope by the boys

exercise before the walk
After watching the enthusiastic kids, we were all asked to do a bit of warm up before the walk. It was fun to exercise with so many people!

Walk in the colorful park
The park was looking all pretty in the fall the colors.
Fall colors of the Olympic park
Fall colors of the Olympic park
We walked close to a brook.
We walked with a lot of people and it made it that much more fun!
We walked close to a brook
We walked over the bridge


Sights of soft reeds
brushing reeds

watching the local fauna
watching the local fauna

Walking through the tunnel
Walking through the tunnel
Greeted by the volunteers
Greeted by the volunteers with water
Making sure we were on time!
Making sure we were on time!
Cheered by some music
Cheered by some music
Until we reached back to the starting point.
After 5km of good sights and chatting without interrupted by gadgets, we reached the starting point again, where we got some souvenirs for the walk. 


I made my 10,000 steps mark and even went to make my own record of 13,000 steps that day! What a fun Saturday!

Exercise done for the day.




The colorful walk for Our world Tuesday
The Colorful walk for Skywatch Friday



16 comments:

  1. Oho! that's great Meoow... loved the pics specially the fall one and the walk over the bridge ... must be an interesting day :) Am here after a long gap.. so enjoyed even more :)

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    1. It turned out to be a fantastic day! Good to see you here Kokila :Do keep visiting!

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  2. Gorgeous gorgeous Fall! Meoww, thanx again for showing me (your) Seoul ;)

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  3. Wonderful street scenes and scenery! I love the sculpture! Have a happy day!

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    1. The sculpture was intriguing to me too. It was done for the Seoul Olympics.

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  4. What a wonderful and colorful place.

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    1. We were at the right place at the right moment!

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  5. Looks like a very interesting place ! Wished I could see that one day !

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  6. The park looks enchanting with fall colors and I am sure the environment promotes the walkers putting more steps forward in achieving the goal. Wonderful photos and the sculpture look interesting to watch.

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  7. Sure is one colorful autumn walk.

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