In front of Tongin building located at Insa-dong an excavation was undergoing when I was passing the street today. I sketched three pieces using pencil and pen. A young man who was noting the size of width, length and height of each stone in the site. Three men were removing earth from the stones very carefully. The Tongin company might have tried to explore the frontal area and found the old house foundation while digging. Cultural properties protection committee would supervise the excavation.
12 x 16 cm
heating stones in Korean traditional heating system and way of moving heated air
men cleaning the space between two rooms
exhibition placards at the frontal gate of the Tongin store building
people showing interest in the excavation site
Today I went to Insa-dong for visiting galleries including the one of Hwang Hwa Sook who was one of Seoul Urban Sketchers. She was having her first exhibition about so many cats on 3rd floor of Insa Art Center. I met her long since. And while I was walking the Insa street I saw people gathered taking photos. I sketched three pieces on small sketch pad. Sketching on the spot gave me nice chance of observation of something whether it's trifle or important. I spent precious time capturing the old house site where our ancestors had been living.