Monday, November 4, 2013

sketches at Jongno-gu, Seoul

roof top scenery of Ssamzie-gil building seen from the 5th floor of Insa Art Center, Insa-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
pencil, watercolor, 21 x 14.5 cm

cafe building "Lime Tree" located at Gyeongun-dong next to the Jongno Police Station
pencil, 14.5 x 20.5 cm

a villa located at Gugi-dong
The villa looks like a castle. Waiting for a bus I caught the scene.
pencil, 20.5 x 14.5 cm

Walking Jongno-gu I could find lots of interesting scenes because the district has been the center of Seoul long since the Joseon dynasty (1392 - 1910). Palaces, museums, galleries, important government buildings...and lots of citizens, tourists are there. Especially at Insa-dong locate lots of souvenir shops and cafes. Restoration, redevelopment, and remodeling is undergoing here and there. Though I've been living in Jongno-gu for decades of years there are so many hidden places to me. I start to walk expecting to meet something new. 

종로는 그 긴 역사만큼이나 거리에 나서면 늘 새로운 장면을 만나게 됩니다. 종로에서 산지가 수십년되었지만 재건축, 리모델등으로 늘 새로운 장면을 만나게 됩니다. 관광객,시민이 즐겨찾는 인사동은 더더욱 활기가 넘치구요. 모처럼 버스로 지나치던 빌라를 스케치해보았습니다. 성처럼 생겨서 접근이 이려울 듯하지만 그림으로야 얼마든지 담을 수 있으니 그 또한 스케쳐가 갖는 특권이라고나 할수 있을 듯합니다. 

1 comment:

박제욱 said...

생동감 ㅋ 꾸미지 않아도 멋져보이게 하는 둥여한 포인트인듯해요