From the moment I knew that we were going to be in Korea during the cherry blossoms season, I was excited. And thus, nothing less would do than a visit to the largest cherry blossom festival in Korea.
Despite going on a weekday and in unstable weather, we had to wait two bus loads before we were headed from Busan to the port town of Jinhae. The wait was worth it though, as you can hopefully see from the gallery of images below!
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The streets of Jinhae are lined with thousands of cherry trees.
When we arrived, everything seemed prepared for a big party.
The festival in Jinhae is the largest cherry blossom festival in South Korea. There are blossoms, there is music, there is food and there are many popular spots to take pictures.
All kinds of food and drinks are sold at the festival, from grilled corn to ice cream and from chicken skewers and cocktails.
One of the more popular spots is a little stream near the train station. Trees form a most romantic canopy above the stream, and it is decorated too!
The competition for the best picture spot is unmistakeable yet always polite and quiet.
Some decorations are a little off-topic, such as a figure of Shrek or this Dutch wind mill.
Not surprisingly, the event is very popular with couples!
It is a little quieter past the section with the decorations.
All images taken with an Olympus OMD E-M10 and prime lenses. Edited from RAW format in darktable.
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