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RX1 ∣ Seoul ∣ 01

 The National Assembly Building (국회의사당).

The National Assembly Building (국회의사당).

I've been in Seoul, Korea for the past few weeks.

Here are some photos from the city - all taken with the Sony RX1.

Seoul is...

 
 A convenience store in Samcheong-dong (삼청동).

A convenience store in Samcheong-dong (삼청동).

cluttered,

 
 At the Hyundai Card Design Library.

At the Hyundai Card Design Library.

clean,

 
 Myeong-dong (명동).

Myeong-dong (명동).

visual pollution,

 
 A cafe in Garosu-gil (가로수길).

A cafe in Garosu-gil (가로수길).

visual harmony,

 
 Pizza Hut delivery bike in Sinsa-dong (신사동).

Pizza Hut delivery bike in Sinsa-dong (신사동).

fast paced,

 
 Side streets of Gwanghwamun (광화문).

Side streets of Gwanghwamun (광화문).

meditative,

 
 Haemultang at Jamsil (잠실).

Haemultang at Jamsil (잠실).

spicy,

 
 Selling candy at Myeong-dong (명동).

Selling candy at Myeong-dong (명동).

sweet,

 
 After a performance by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at Coex.

After a performance by the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at Coex.

calm,

 
 Incase party in Apgujeong-dong (압구정동).

Incase party in Apgujeong-dong (압구정동).

loud,

 
 Somewhere in Yeonsinnae (연신내).

Somewhere in Yeonsinnae (연신내).

hot,

 
 Aluminum Heineken bottle.

Aluminum Heineken bottle.

ice cold,

 
 Somewhere in Samcheong-dong (삼청동).

Somewhere in Samcheong-dong (삼청동).

traditional,

 
 The Korean National University of Arts (한국예술종합학교).

The Korean National University of Arts (한국예술종합학교).

and modern.

 

 
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I'm a lover of Japanese Kei cars and Kia seemed to have made one themselves. It's called the Ray.

 
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As far as I know, the Ray is currently sold only in Korea. Notice how (awesomely) small the wheels are.

 
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Like the Japanese cars it imitates, the rear door slides like a minivan.

Very cool.

I think Kia should sells these globally - the world needs more efficient, affordable, compact cars that aren't sedans.

 
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Not a fan of the back though.

 

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