Last weekend, I went to the COEX aquarium.
Then, I went again 3 days later. Hence the 5 million pictures. And the pictures that seem a bit out of order.
The aquarium is at the COEX mall, which is enormous. I had been there 2 other times. One time my first day in Korea, when Elaine needed to get a purse and we ate lunch. The second time for an art show with Blossom, Bree and Craig. This time, for the aquarium.
The first thing I noticed when I arrived at the mall was the enormous Mario advertisement, which made me realize even further that Korean ads are a lot different than American ads. See also the 2 plastic surgery ads. I don't know about you, but I really don't think those girls look all that much better in their after photos.
|The breast enhancement surgery is my favorite of these...|
Anyway, we entered the aquarium here. It was very prettily lit up.
I will point out here that the first time I went was Sunday afternoon with Carrie and the aquarium was insanely busy. You had to wait in line to see each fish and had to fight small children and cameras to see any fish. The second time it was a Wednesday evening and it was barely busy at all. It was basically me, Denise and the two families that were also there. And the Russian tour group that seemed to sprint their entire way through the aquarium, since I only saw them briefly.
I spent most of my first trip creeping on small children, so I could take cute pictures of them, since I couldn't really take pictures without them in the picture anyway. I will now add my commentary to all my pictures. I warn you, there are a lot of pictures.
This fish's tank was far too small, considering he was almost as long as the tank. This was Sunday. Wednesday, the fish was no longer in this tank. Clearly he died from lack of movement. Or they put him in a better tank.
They were so cute. So, I took about 100 pictures of them.
Ok, maybe only 50 or 60. They're just so cute and happy! They would come look at you and smile. I'm not even joking. They were fascinated with the people looking in on them.
There were fish in a fake sink.
Inside a fake mirror.
Inside a fake tv.
These were weird looking.
He posed for the camera completely. Cocked his head and everything.
This is called a Chambered Nautilus. It was extremely strange looking and looked like...well you can see that it looks like a giant swimming hermit crab or something. And it was swimming! It was so bizarre.
Here are some fish in a stop light.
My camera died about halfway through my first trip to the aquarium, probably due to the 5000 pictures I took of the goldfish. So, when I arrived at the octopus tank, I could only take pictures of the octopus with my phone. The octopus was the most active octopus I've ever seen. It was pretty cool to see it swimming around. My phone took ok pictures, but not the best.