There is a small river that runs through the center of Seoul. This river is called the Cheonggyecheong. But, through an odd brain quirk, I seem to be unable or unwilling to pronounce it, so I call it the Chunky-chunk.
It makes me laugh. Chunky-chunk river. Sounds like a cookie with chocolate and walnuts.
ANYways. The Chunky-chunk was once paved over for a highway, then later uncovered and restored to a rather unnatural, paved, but beautiful flowing splendor. Now, it's a wonderful place for the brave to dip their feet in and cool off, or just sit next to and enjoy the company of friends. And in November, there is a brilliant lantern festival. Here are some pictures from my frigid night capturing the river lights.