we travel to three temples as it is tradition:
we start in 백연화사 baekyeonhwasa,
we eat bibimbap and watermelon.
under the serene stare of a thousand golden buddhas.
we walk under the shadows of a thousand rainbow lanterns
we travel south to gaya-dong. we hike up to 선암사 seonamgsa.
we sit down to makeoli, tofu and kimchi on an industrial wire spool table.
we drive towards mandeok. up dusty roads. we reach 석불사 sokbulsa hidden up in the hills that divide western and eastern busan.
we play throw-the-coin at the pagoda.
carvings of two heavenly kings and buddhas.
a guardian 獅 .
we ride east. from the road we see western busan, mandeok, deokcheon, the nakdonggang and the floodplains.
we cross the pass into the east of the white city. we find a view of sajik and the yeonsan neighborhood, baesan hill and the distant towers of marine city.
happy birthday buddha,
happy blated bday bob.
girl from the north country fair