When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
When in Yeosu, take night photographs of Dolsan Bridge.
One of the longest cable-stayed bridges in Korea, Dolsan Bridge enjoys great views over Yeosu Harbor, the approaches to which it commands not unlike San Francisco’s Gold Gate Bridge. When lit up at night, it’s a beautiful sight, especially when seen from Dolsan Park, where these photos were taken.
If you like bridges—and bridges do make for fun nighttime photography—Yeosu is the place to be (unless you live in Pittsburgh). In addition to the landmark Dolsan Bridge, some other impressive spans have opened recently, too, including Dolsan Bridge No. 2 (otherwise known as Geobukseon Bridge) and the grand Yi Sun-sin Bridge linking Yeosu to Gwangyang. Hopefully next time I’m in town I’ll have some time to photograph them, too.
Yeosu EXPO 2012 Venue
I spent Monday at the Yeosu EXPO 2012 Venue, but as I was there to cover and record a particular meeting, I was confined to a conference hall for most of the day and saw very little. What little I did see, however, looked like it might be fun exploring (even after taking Chris Backe’s reservations under advisement), and at any rate, it’s an excuse to visit Yeosu, which was a fantastic place even before the EXPO.
After the meeting, I did get a brief chance to shoot some night shots of the venue, including Odongdo Island (last photograph), which is actually part of Hallyeohaesang National Park.
Like I said, the venue itself is lovely, although I do wonder what they’ll do with it after the EXPO ends on Aug 12. I suppose the Dunkin’ Donuts right next to the American Pavilion is easy enough to convert to post-EXPO use, but the rest of the site, I’m not so sure. I guess there would be worse things if the whole site got turned into a giant park ala Flushing Meadows (minus the nighttime crime).