Cylinders of Seoul for cake eaters, roof spotters and tree huggers

Thursday was a day of cylinders.
Tea cakes shaped like old tiles
with a gutter in front
but more tender and more tasty.

Four coloured roll cakes in a specialty tea shop in Seoul
Roll cakes in a specialty tea shop in Seoul

Real tiles in Bukchon Hanok Village
are heavy enough to anchor a home
tight to the earth in storm.
The word “typhoon”
is a cylinder.

Traditional tiled roof on an old-style Korean house in Bukchon Hanok Village. Curved black tiles over white clay.
Solid as! Traditional tiled roof on an old-style Korean house in Bukchon Hanok Village.

Sunrise reddens the red trunks
of pines outside my door.
So wavy and so wayward
hard to believe they are rigid.

red trunks of Korean pines match an orange roof at Seou Art Space Yeonhui
In sunlight the red trunks of Korean pines match the orange roof of a building in Seoul Art Space Yeonhui

Photos and travel notes from Seoul Art Space Yeonhui by Rachel McAlpine. Sharing is good.

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