Friday, December 7:  Our new travel theme challenge for this week from Ailsa of Where’s my backpack? is Circles.  She writes: Circles have a similar effect to leading lines in photos – the eye can’t help but follow the line of the circle, usually tracing around it several times, which draws attention to both the circle and whatever it encloses.

Here are some circles from my travels:

a dinner of circles in Siem Reap, Cambodia

a dinner of circles in Siem Reap, Cambodia

circular little thingies in a Japanese shop

circular little thingies in a Japanese shop

a date palm, everywhere in Oman

a date palm, ubiquitous in Oman

wallpapers full of crazy circle in a Korean "Love Motel"

wallpapers full of crazy circles in a Korean “Love Motel”

circular lanterns at a temple near Daegu, South Korea

circular lanterns at a temple near Daegu, South Korea

miniature little flower balls

miniature little flower balls

circular art from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

circular art from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Before I went to Korea, I ate my meals on one plate.  Maybe two.  But in Korea, they serve their meals on multiple plates and everyone eats off of them communally.  Every one of their meals is like this.  They do a LOT of dish washing in that country!

circles & circles (& ovals) of Korean food

circles & circles (& ovals) of Korean food

I’ve posted pictures of my favorite place in Korea, Suncheon Bay before, but the ones I’ve posted were taken in December, when all the grasses were brown.  On this trip, taken October 2, the circles of grasses were green.

Suncheon Bay in South Korea in the fall.

Suncheon Bay in South Korea in early October.

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