Mascots in Seoul

One quirky thing I noticed about majority of Seoulites is that they love mascots.
Nearly every eatery, store, cafe, and even town has their own mascot. And of course, Seoul has a city mascot – Haechi.
Here are just a few “live” mascots that I’ve spotted…

Garfield mascot(s) for a Cat Cafe in Hyehwa, Seoul [Nikon D3s, 50mm lens]

Garfield mascot hanging out with doll-head mascots in Hongdae, Seoul [Nikon D3s, 50mm lens]

Accessories and clothing shop mascot in Myeongdong, Seoul [Nikon D3s, 50mm lens]

Haechi, Seoul’s mascot in CheongGyeCheon, Seoul (left). School Food (a cafe) mascot in Myeongdong, Seoul (right) [Nikon D3s, 50mm lens]

Mascot for the Crocs store in Myeongdong, Seoul [Nikon D3s, 50mm lens]

Neon Lights of Seoul

As with what I experienced in Tokyo, the same goes for Seoul – a seemingly overwhelming amount of bright neon signs compete for attention. Though, I don’t remember there being THIS many neon signs in Seoul when I was younger. I tried not to post TOO many photos of these bright signs…it can be a bit dizzying.

[Nikon D3s, 50mm lens]