anyway, bitter ranting aside, here are some of the pictures:
We had to go through a tiny alleyway to get where we were going. So Stephanie and I wanted a picture.
First there was a fair with all sorts of booths. Here is one that helps you learn yoga:
They also had monks who study calligraphy drawing pictures:
Jump roping little girl in traditional Korean clothes. She was so cute trying to keep her Chima from getting caught in the ropes.
My posing with a girl in traditional Korean Jeogori and Chima.
Beginning of the Parade.
The Temple all decked out in lanterns.
Somehow it happened that we were given lanterns and drafted into the parade. Here I am with my lanterns.
One of the floats. It seemed to be made of paper just like the lanterns.
In a moment of inattention on our part, Stephanie's scarf caught on fire. She is sad. I, on the other hand, am still laughing.
One of the less blurry pictures.
Insadong in Festival time
Really impressive peacock float
The peacock float and this float both BREATHED FIRE. Why are American parades not this awesome?