Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday. The heat is still with us here in Daejeon. I am doing my best to ignore it, getting out and around to enjoy whatever strikes my fancy. Last Sunday I headed into Seoul to take in an exhibit of Paul Gaugin’s work at the Seoul Museum of Art. I found an unexpected free observatory, with a great view of downtown Seoul, complete with interpretation. Then it was off to Seoul City Hall, where I discovered a fantastic photo exhibition. If you ever wondered about Seoul back in the 1950s, this exhibit is for you. The photo tour begins below…
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Paul Gauguin at the Seoul Museum of Art until September 29, 2013. From the brochure…
“Where Do We Come From, What Are We, Where Are We Going”…First exhibition of Gauguin’s Monumental Masterpieces The work Where Do We Come From, What Are We, Where Are We Going stands for Gaugin’s Polynesian period and his will of art. The masterpieces hold the key to understanding Gaugin’s art, implicitly containing his view of life, world, and, universe by expressing phases of human destiny from birth to death. This four meter width, mural like painting is the largest work of Gaugin’s. It took three years to invite (?) the work, and finally the public in Korea can appreciate Gauguin’s masterpiece. It is, needless to say, the highlight of this exhibition.
View from inside the Museum
Quite by accident I found the Jeong-dong Observatory; fantastic views of downtown Seoul, and an English interpretation!
Jeong-Dong Seoul with Gyeongbokung Palace
The squat glass building on the right is Seoul’s “new” City Hall. The older building, directly in front, is the old City Hall, and is now the Seoul Public Library.
The Changing of the Guard in front of Gyeongbokgung Palace had just finished. I did get this shot, as I was heading towards Seoul City Hall…
Seoul City Hall…
From the outside…
Balloon sculpture in the lobby…
A retrospective photo exhibit…Seoul in the 1950’s…so different from today. If you’re in Seoul, check it out before September 4th 2013… I LOVED this exhibit!
Glimpses from the past…
And finally, doing what a photog does best…The WINNING SHOT…
I hope you enjoyed my day in Seoul as much as I did!
If you’re looking for opening hours, etc., best to call the Seoul Tourism Line…1330.
If you’re thinking of visiting in July or August, be prepared for 30+ temps (that would be Celcius)!
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