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
He was wondering what I was noting on paper. He came to me and I showed my sketches and explained why I was doing that. He was pleased with my interest in such works.
people showing interest in the excavation site
It was very precious experience to see the excavation site in downtown. The place was downtown in Joseon dynasty, located near the palace.The Tongin building locates in center of Insa-dong. The site might be appeared while digging the frontal ground. Seeing this we may be able to expect that there would be some other foundation site of old houses. In the future I may have chance to sketch new excavation sites more.