From the Imagine Cup 2007 World Finals
By Jeff Greene /
The Imagine Cup 2007 Photography competition concluded at midnight and the submissions from all six teams are excellent. Chris, Colin, and I had a difficult time scoring and evaluating the final entries trying to ascertain the best photo essay from a strong field. There’s a reason these six teams made it to the world finals, they can flat-out shoot… At approximately 2:30am, after two hours of scoring and deliberations, we had finally determined the winning essays. They will remain a secret until all the Imagine Cup winners are announced at the Imagine Cup World Festival on Friday afternoon.
Now that we are done with the business at hand, it’s time to explore
We started at the
We were then taken to Chamsil Olympic Arena which hosted the 1988 Olympic basketball tournament for a traditional Korean lunch of “bibimbap” consisting of fried rice and a variety of steamed vegetables and spices. The ingredients were all artistically arranged in a huge 20’ stainless steel bowl and then thoroughly mixed by ten lucky attendees. Since nearly all the guests are foreigners, the looks of angst after being served the dish along with kimchi, peppered carrots, and seaweed soup were quite amusing. Not exactly a Big Mac combo meal…
We then headed to the Han River for a 45 minute boat ride to
The climax of the evening was dinner at the Sejong Art Hall with the Mayor of Seoul, Oh Se-hoon, and several other VIPs including the deputy mayor of
By the time we got back to the hotel it was after 10pm, fourteen hours after we had started. Since it was my first time off the hotel property, it had actually gone by quite quickly. Tomorrow, If the rain lets up a bit, Chris and I will venture back into town on our own to explore some of our favorite sights more thoroughly.