By Lee Yong-hwan, Paju City near Seoul, Korea
Main Gate of Gyeonggi English Village, pencil and watercolor, 24 x 32cm
City Hall, pen and watercolor, 24 x 32cm
a scenery around the main street, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Concert hall, pen and watercolor, 24 x 32cm
a scenery around the market street, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Science Safari and Exciting Adventure, pen and watercolor, 21 x 29.6cm
Last Saturday, It was very fine and clear weather to sketch outdoors. In celebration of the 47th World Wide SketchCrawl, we usk Seoul members met at Gyeonggi English Village in Paju city close to Seoul. As soon as I entered the village through castle shaped gate, a new world of fantastic atmosphere with beautiful buildings and diverse performances impressed me.
The street is lined on each side with the typical western style buildings where English programs are conducted, with the the restaurants and convenience stores drawing the interested visitors and tourists. All facilities have been newly built to simulate a village in an English-speaking country. Students can learn English by enjoying a cultural experience in an exotic environment.
Though it is located near urban areas for easy access, it is a suburban English village in harmony with its surrounding natural environment. We enjoyed an exciting sketch time across the fantastic village in the outskirts of Seoul.