Welcome to another milestone week of Travel Photo Thursday. We’re at week 250 (10/15/2015), and still going strong. Thanks to everyone who keeps our weekly virtual world tour going week after week. Finally, have access to my Flickr account again (oh, Yahoo how I hate you!). I still have a few glitches to figure out with the computer, like why the wifi won’t connect. This problem worries me, since I will be traveling with the computer this winter, and must be able to connect to the Internet. Really, it’s a small problem in the scheme of things, and I’m sure I’ll work it out 🙂 This past weekend I spent several hours wandering through the Antonio Gaudi exhibit at the Hangaram Museum, Seoul Arts Center. This was just what I needed to get me over the top excited for my five days in Barcelona in December. I cannot wait to see Gaudi’s amazing work with my own eyes.
If you missed our visit to the Andy Warhol exhibit at the Dongdaemun History and Culture Park.
Photos were not permitted in the exhibit rooms (although Korean’s were snapping like crazy). As is always the case, there were photo op areas set up.
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We purchased out tickets in another building. This was the lineup for the audio guide (English available). I would have liked to have zipped around with the guide, but I was with other people. I felt that sticking headphones into my ears would be a bit rude. The lineup wasn’t bad, considering it was a national holiday.
Entrance to the exhibit, which began with a very informative film detailing his life and work. Although, it was in Korean, there were some English subtitles. Of course, his famous works popping up in the film made it easy to follow along.
Organized into six sections, as a timeline of his life that begins with his biography, the exhibit included blueprints, original sketches, models, and photos of his Barcelona architecture, and samples of his gorgeous furniture designs. His most famous, the Sagrada Familia, is proudly displayed and includes a 3-D video providing detailed building plans between now and 2026. There is also a series of prints that were dedicated to Gaudi by the well known Catalan artist Joan Miro.
Photo-op in front of the Sagrada Familia. I can’t wait to have my photo taken in front of the real thing in December!
The dragon that graces the stairs at the entrance to Park Guell. (I initially thought it was a frog!)
Lots of souvenirs available in the gift shop. I love the dragon! I’ll definitely buy a Gaudi souvenir when I’m in Barcelona.
I loved the exhibit, and cannot wait to see his stunning architecture in Barcelona. If you’re in Seoul, the exhibit ends November 1, 2015. See location details below.
This is one of the best exhibits I’ve seen in Seoul, since Gauguin in 2013.
Inside the exhibition (a short video clip)
Exhibit time: 11:00am – 20:00pm (Daily)
Adults (19 – 64 years): 15,000won
College Students: 13,000won
Teens (7 – 18 years): 10,000won
Children (5-6 years): 8,000won
Exhibit homepage: www.antonigaudi.co.kr
Address : 서울 서초구 남부순환로 2406
Walk out of Exit 5 and the Seoul Arts Center is a short 5 -10 minute walk, or you can hop on the green shuttle that will deliver you to the door.
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