Along the way back from some good Indian eats, a friend and I decided to walk from the bottom of Hooker Hill to a place wholly holy – the mosque at the serene top of the rise, a place that really does seem to be above it all.
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I was a little surprised to see riot police there, but when I asked, it made sense, since one of the dudes said that they had indeed been placed there just in case some trouble starts in relation to the ongoing Afghan hostage crisis. Seemed like a thoughtful thing for the Korean government to do.
But all we found at the top was peace and absolute quiet, which was a nice contrast to and respite from the city. Since we weren't there to pray, and my female companion would have been a bit underdressed by most Muslim standards, we decided to just take in the air for a few minutes before heading back down.
It's a nice place to go, and a place I occasionally drop in on with my alternative school and other photo students. It's a good place to see something different while taking a surreal break from the hustle and bustle of the big city.