Tuesday, January 14, 2020


"It is the darkest before dawn", so they said as words of encouragement when you think it is probably time to stop and rest. But to witness sunrise, I have to wake up during the 'darkest hour' and find my way to the seaside. The night was not pitch black, the light beam from the lighthouse was searing through the darkness at regular intervals. It was cold nevertheless, as I waited for the light to recover the land. Slowly, twilight took over the sky as dawn arrived. Colony of seagulls was busy preparing for the arrival of a new day. I never quite understand others' excitement about sunrise but when I have my first glance at the egg-yolk red morning sun peeking through the grey cloud above the horizon, I knew, I saw hope.

Location: Homigot, Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province
Date: 25 April 2015