Art & Architecture in Seoul
There's a lovely fusion of old and new in Seoul. For an architecture fan there is plenty to photograph from the quirky builds in the international neighbourhood Itaean to the modern towers outdoing each other in the city-within-a-mega-city Gangnam.
We also managed to see the traditional Bukchon Hanok Village on our doorstep which had a delightful coffee shop in Jongno-gu and the impressive National Museum of Korea plus the stunning Dongdaemun Design Plaza. On the day we visited it at an African handmade market on which fitted into this hot day perfectly.
Some of the views here are taken from Lotte Tower, the 5th tallest in the world but that's bound to have changed by the time I've written this sentence. We manged to geo up 500m+ in less time is takes me to go downstairs to the loo at home.
The other impressive building is a former flyover that locals campaigned to be turned into a park rather than demolish it. It has a coffee shop, lots of plants and trees and some pianos, with no security to be seen, very typical of Seoul.
The canals are great during the day but bought to life at night with light shows, live entertainment and an art gallery.