Today we visited a Korea of the not-too-distant past: Korea in the 1960’s and 70’s. The Sudoguksan Museum of Housing and Living (수도국산달동네박물관) is located in Dong-gu, Incheon and displays the lives of the residents who lived in the slum town of Sudoguksan in the 60’s and 70’s.
Hundreds of years ago, eight gates were built to surround and protect the city of Seoul, each of them representing a point on the cardinal and intermediate compass. The ones placed on the cardinal directions were deemed the “Great Gates”. I visited the nearby sites of two of the most famous of the “Four Great Gates”… Continue reading The Two Gates
대한민국, Ink & Photoshop, 10 x 13 in., 2016.
As promised, here are some more snaps of the food I have been enjoying over the last few weeks! I’ve definitely been keeping my stomach full while I’ve been here. Click on the pictures for more details on individual foods:
Today, in stark contrast to our last destination, we explored the modern art scene in Korea by visiting the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (국립현대미술관) in Gwacheon. It was actually the most fun I’ve had exploring a space so far, as all the exhibits were quirky and …well, thought-provoking, to say the least!
Today we visited the National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관) in Seoul. It is a pretty extensive museum and because of limited time, I only got to see a little bit of the vast amount of material available. It seems better, therefore, to have this post be a photo-log of some pictures I took while I was… Continue reading National Museum of Korea
Untitled, Acrylic on Canvas, 11 x 8 in., 2016.