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Here’s some shots of the new and improved Gwanghwamun area, a.k.a. Gwanghwamun Plaza, taken on Saturday night:

Gwanghwamun Plaza Fountain

Gwanghwamun Plaza Fountain

Gwanghwamun Plaza Fountain

Children Playing in the Fountain

Children Playing in the Fountain

Children Playing in the Fountain

Children Playing in the Fountain

It’s certainly more colorful than the old Sejongno, and it’s nice that for the first time, you can actually approach the landmark Yi Sun-sin statue, which previously was on a traffic island in the middle of one of Seoul’s busiest stretches of road. The kiddies seem to like it, too.

Kaesong Sundae

Hamhung Naengmyeon

And it wouldn’t be a full photo essay without some food pics, in this case, some rather nice Kaesong-style sundae and Hamhung-style naengmyeon, complete with raw skate.