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Gwangju Spring Flower Show 3.Apr.15

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We’ve been excited for Spring to bloom since we arrived here, last November. In addition to the Cherry blossoms and the upcoming Azaleas, we enjoy flowers of all colors, shapes, and sizes. (Even when they’re on display inside a huge convention center.)

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The Gwangju Spring Flower Show was held at the Kimdaejung Convention Center. The festival displayed 20 different themed gardens including a rose garden, tulip garden, and medicinal herb garden, exhibiting some 20,000 flowers and artworks.

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Miniature garden

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Traditional Korean dance moves

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Alexis purchased a totally cute, traditional Korean shirt from one of the vendors at the show. However, what we really loved was this handmade, natural flower-dyed dress. The material felt almost like burlap, but it’s constructed in a way that enables it to breathe very well. I was getting ready to put on my “poker face”, and start bartering, when the women told us that the sale price was $450. It was marked down from $1,000 for the Flower Show. We carefully took it off, and purchased the previously mentioned shirt.

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This particular garden reflects a studio apartment, complete with the car parked in the driveway.

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Roses for sale

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After the show, I seized a couple more opportunities to take some pictures of my beautiful wife.

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Posted by Jason Willis 21:43 Archived in South Korea

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