by Byung Hwa Yoo, Gwangjin Bridge, Seoul, Korea
piers of the Gwangjin bridge, Han River,
which was seen from gallery in the Riverview 8th Avenue, charcoal, 39 x 26 cm
part of gallery on water, sepia conte, pastels, 38.5 x 26 cm
riverside scenery from the gallery with 123 story Lotte World Tower seen in right back over the Cheonho bridge pencil (6B), 38.5 x 26 cm
ring road at north end section of Cheonho Bridge, charcoal, 38.5 x 26 cm
a bicyclist having tea resting at riverside park, pencil(6B), 24.5 x 18 cm
The little table is an exhibited work.
Visitors can see the water even through the tea table sitting on the glass!
I took a photo of the Gwangjin bridge from the riverside park.
Riverview 8th Avenue underneath the bridge at 8th pier
I visited the bridge two times to sketch and to look round the gallery. The bridge with 1,056 m length has a long history since 1936, which was removed on 1994 for being worn out and rebuilt into a pedestrian bridge with benches and observatory places on 2003. My first feelings at the gallery was the fear itself to see the water running under the glass of the floor. I couldn't walk over it. It was the same at the second visit too. The keeper told me too strong enough to support 1 ton weight on it and the wooden floor might be weaker than the glass. But I couldn't just walking on the wooden floor. There are 28 bridges over the Han river. It may be a life time job to go and to sketch all the scenery around them. It's lucky for sketchers to have such nice places as observatory and river side parks along the river, where people run by bicycles and enjoy the beautiful scenery healing themselves too.