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    07-17-2018, 04:23 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    The main entrance to the Temple proper. This entrance had a very low ceiling so almost everyone was forced to bow as they entered. Their were...
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    07-17-2018, 05:23 AM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    Daniel standing by the first Shrine you come to as you enter the Temple grounds. Their is alot of writing and dates here, unfortunately mostly in...
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    07-17-2018, 05:11 AM
    One thing that has been achieved lately..........this clock in Central Seoul got changed to allow both Nth and Sth Korea to be in the same time...
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    07-16-2018, 08:22 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread The commute in The Bilge
    Robbie2: "Beautiful shots of a lovely part of Aussie. Am I correct in guessing this is part of the Hawkesbury river, just north of Sydney?" ...
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    07-16-2018, 07:41 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    In Busan we visited a Buddhist Temple on the southern coastline of Sth Korea. There was a sign claiming it as the most beautiful in Korea. I don't...
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    07-16-2018, 02:57 AM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    I am sure that you are right......HOWEVER...... The guide told us that after the slats were dropped to close off the building at night...... The...
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    07-16-2018, 02:47 AM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    In these two photos, look carefully at the buildings in the background. You may notice the white square panels. These are removable to allow the...
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    07-15-2018, 06:49 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread The commute in The Bilge
    Beautiful shots of a lovely part of Aussie. Am I correct in guessing this is part of the Hawkesbury river, just north of Sydney?
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    07-15-2018, 06:44 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    After our day in Central Seoul and tour of the Royal Palace we had a few days relaxing in Inchon. Then on Friday the 16th of June we took the KTX...
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    07-15-2018, 03:33 AM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    Thank you to those who have commented on this thread. I have tried to keep it as interesting as I can. This is the Grand Meeting Hall...
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    07-14-2018, 11:29 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    These are the chimneys above the kitchens which were underground. It was considered very important to keep the working class well away from the...
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    07-14-2018, 09:31 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    These are the rooms where the Tuter would teach the Prince and Princess.
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    07-14-2018, 03:55 AM
    How about further development for recumbents. They might be able to replace that very long chain with a driveshaft sometime down the track.
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    07-13-2018, 05:21 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    This is the Prince and Princesses accommodation. Sleeping quarters at each end. A meeting and common room in the centre. At the far end, both...
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    07-12-2018, 06:57 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    A family we met. They agreed to me taking their photo. A couple of young ladies with the Emperor's personal quarters in the background.
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    07-12-2018, 03:10 AM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    Once inside the entrance you find this large Parade ground. Here the massed warriors would stand then bow/prostrate themselves before the Emperor if...
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    07-11-2018, 07:42 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    This is a Park at the Seoul end of the Boulevard leading to the Palace. A popular activity for families is feeding the Carp that live in the...
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    07-11-2018, 07:29 PM
    Best wishes Ian.
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    07-11-2018, 05:06 AM
    In South Korea Election day is a Public Holiday, this allows everyone who wishes too, the chance to vote.
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    07-10-2018, 05:50 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    This is the 1st Emperor of the Joseon Dynasty. He is revered by the Korean people for doing 2 main things. 1). He united all the various clans and...
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    07-10-2018, 05:39 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    This building is a shrine at the entrance to the large Boulevard/Park leading to the Gyeongbokgung Royal Palace. This Palace was built by the Joseon...
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    07-09-2018, 10:19 PM
    Beautiful, and so close to the madding crowds.
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    07-09-2018, 08:51 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    Seoul City Hall. The white Poppies are a "Peace" art display. I was told that each Poppy is in remembrance of a Foreign Serviceman/Woman who came ...
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    07-09-2018, 08:05 PM
    2 Bibles...a 1970's "Good News" bible and a NIV Bible.
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    07-09-2018, 07:50 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread my lawyer died in The Bilge
    Condolences to his family Good luck finding a replacement.
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    07-09-2018, 04:39 AM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    This is the end of one of the subway carriages. I waited until it was empty as I didn't want to offend anyone by taking their photo without...
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    07-08-2018, 10:24 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    We noticed that every bit of land around here was used for something productive. Between buildings,railway tracks,roads,under the power lines, etc...
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    07-07-2018, 10:17 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    The 13th of June was a public holiday (Election Day). We travelled into cental Seoul by subway. These buildings are appartment blocks, there were...
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    07-07-2018, 09:58 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Korea/Hong Kong 2018 in The Bilge
    The one thing we noticed everywhere is the total lack of English. All signs were Korean only, including the products for sale in the Supermarket we...
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    07-07-2018, 09:39 PM
    Robbie 2 replied to a thread Kittens! in The Bilge
    Lovely kittens...and they seem to be right at home.
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