While out exploring a rural area near Sokcho we stopped at a small
out-of-the-way restaurant for lunch - a favorite
dining place of my Korean friends. There was cluster
of small buildings, each with one low table, large enough
for 12 or 14 people -- we removed our shoes as we entered
and sat on the floor.
It was a beautiful warm spring day and the doors and windows
were wide open; Mt. Soraksan was our backdrop.
Children were playing in the yard. After a great lunch
and few cups of fermented rice drink, I stepped out into the yard
to snap a few photographs. As usual, when the children saw me they
were naturally very curious, so they came over to check me out. This little
girl watched me as I loaded a fresh roll of film into my camera,
and then looked right into the lens as I put the camera to my eye -- click!
A perfect moment frozen in time...