By cmow on Sep 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
This photo was taken at Korea’s iconic Seoul Tower, also called Namsan Tower. I waited specifically till after my program ended when my mother and uncle would visit me to go to Seoul Tower. I wanted to share this experience with my family because of what this tower represents and show them the beautiful view from the top, also, it is a popular filming location for Korean dramas and movies. From old times, there was a story that if lovers make a wish at a shrine on Namsan, it comes true. Since that, this place became a symbol of the place of promising an everlasting love for couples with hanging a lock together and throwing the keys off the side of the cliff.Seoul Tower is a common place to find young couples in love. I thought this place displayed Korea’s romantic culture at its best. Coming to Seoul, I became very concious about how many couples there are and how much P.D.A. (public display of affection) they show to each other. This wall of locks is just one of many other walls that are completely covered with locks. My mom and uncle along with myself were amazed at how old some were as well as how many different languages we found written on them. Our day ended by riding the cable car down the mountain and eating dinner at a nearby shopping area. I will never forget this day when my mom, uncle and I were on the top of Seoul and surrounded by peoples’ promises of endless love.