This time last week, I was on holiday and approximately 1,305 miles (or 2,100 kilometers) away from my computer. Hence my not taking part in a Photo Hunt for the first time in months, if not years.
Since returning from my Korean vacation, I've been sharing some of the tons of photos I took over the course of the trip. And for this week's Photo Hunt, what I've chosen to show are a trio of snaps taken at the Korean Folk Village in Yong-in City of a reenactment of a traditional Korean marriage.
In the top most photo, the bride (the woman being helped about by two others) and groom (the man in the maroon outfit) are shown in the process of tying the knot inside the compound of a large landowner's house. Knot tied, the groom proceeds to ride a horse at the head of a post-wedding entourage that includes a party that includes -- as can be seen in the middle photo -- men bearing large items tied to their backs.
And if you think that those items look heavy, what about what the poor men in the final picture -- whose head decorations (including white cloth tied around their heads) I found very novel -- have to carry? And although I can't speak Korean, I got the distinct feeling that as they passed by, at least one of them was joking aloud as to how very heavy the bride and her palanquin were! :D