MonthMay 2015

봉녕사

Bongnyeong Temple (봉녕사)  is one of Buddhist temples located in Suwon. It is situated almost squarely between Gyeonggi and Ajou University, next to the Suwon World Cup Stadium.

일주문 entering nirvana

일주문 entering nirvana

Leading to the temple, guests will pass the “one-pillar gate”. One-pillar is meant to signify the straight line that it appears from the side. The access road to the temple is a winding street lined with trees.

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Ale Conner

Borrowing it’s name from “an officer appointed yearly at the court-leet of ancient English communities to ensure the goodness and wholesomeness of bread, ale, and beer”, Ale Conner is an establishment that brews small batch beer as well as serves the leaders in craft beer. In addition, they host tasting and brewing classes for groups.

Brown Ale and Rauch

Brown Ale and Rauch

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From across the street, Ale Conner appears like the run-of-the-mill chicken hof. It is located on the 1st floor of an apartment building in a neighborhood surrounded by Korean BBQs. However, from the inside, Ale Conner crosses a New York pizzeria and an Oregonian craft pub. During the brewing season, when the temperatures are suitable, the owners proudly display their own personal fermentation buckets, bottles, and equipment around the dining hall. Perhaps the active yeasts add energy to ambiance. Much of the brewing gear is labeled around chalkboards to introduce people to the process of brewing.

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