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October 17, 2009

 
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Cheonggyecheon Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Balloons Ribbon Umbrellas Two Boys - Seoul, South Korea - Daily Travel Photos
(Seoul, South Korea)
f/2.8 || 1/200s || @97mm || ISO320 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

Youngsters hangin' by the faux river surrounded by pink balloons, umbrellas and ribbons.

October is breast cancer awareness month all over the world. For 25 years, this campaign has promoted breast cancer awareness with incredible results; Who out there doesn't, now, know the home method for diagnosing breast cancer is to check for lumps in small circular patterns?

Cheonggyecheon Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Balloons Ribbon Umbrellas Buildings - Seoul, South Korea - Daily Travel Photos
(Seoul, South Korea)
f/6.3 || 1/30s || @20mm || ISO320 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

Pink umbrellas against the downtown office buildings.

Just beyond the right-most balloon, there is a small stand giving away free pink cotton candy. Well done breast cancer awareness folks. The quickest way to get a Korean's attention is to give away free stuff. For a country as wealthy as this, stinging memories of relatively recent poverty aren't easily lost, particularly on the elderly, including me. The Korea of my youth was underdeveloped and lacking in most facilities and infrastructure. As a result, I, too, understand the lure of a free giveaway. Do I really need to greedily double fist 3 cones of cotton candy? If it's free, the answer is yes.

Cheonggyecheon Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Balloons Ribbon Umbrellas Buildings Reverse - Seoul, South Korea - Daily Travel Photos
(Seoul, South Korea)
f/4 || 1/30s || @21mm || ISO320 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

Umbrellas and balloons viewed from street level. The small clump of people directly in the middle of the photo are free cotton candy takers.

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1 COMMENT - Awareness, Education, Empowerment
1) Kiran -

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October 6, 2012 01:15 AM

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