Changsin-dong village beyond the Dongdaemun Gate, pen and watercolor
Dongdaemun Gate (Treasure No.1 in Korea), pen and watercolor
DDP building under construction, just before completion, pen and watercolor
clothing store buildings viewed from Doota Building across the street, pen and watercolor
Food court on the 7th floor in Doota Building, pen and watercolor
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
Dongdaemun Gate (1398~), originally called Heunginjimun, is located at Jongno-gu in downtown Seoul. Its surroundings are attractive and so good to look around. This area is a good place to see the interesting and colorful sceneries including a portion of Cheonggyecheon River. Lots of clothing stores and fantastic buildings have brightened up the cityscape around Dongdaemun Gate. Especially Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP), the world-famous architecture, is expected to be completed in July, 2013.
Though it was so cold and windy, I sketched the colorful sceneries immersing myself in our country culture around the most historic treasure.