By Lee Yong-hwan in Seoul, Korea
Main entrance viewed from the opposite side of the village, pencil and watercolor
scenery of a cluster of buildings over Amphitheater, pen and watercolor
Antique Gallery, Studio and Shops, pen and watercolor
Observatory and Petite Terrace with Han river viewed from Maestro Gang Cafe,
pen and watercolor
Maestro Gang Cafe, pen and watercolor
diverse suits of amour, pen and watercolor
Dolls, clowns and a witch in Antique Gallery, pen and watercolor.
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook )
.A few days ago, in a hot summer weather, I visited a beautiful exotic village and had a lovely sketch time in the outskirts. Petite France in Gapyeong County (Gyeonggi-do, Korea) is a famous French culture Village and it is only an hour drive from Seoul.
Petite France consists of 16 French style buildings where the visitors can experience French food, clothing, and household culture. Entering the gate of the village, I came across a few European style architecture, colorful buildings on the low hill. Inside, there are paintings, dolls, live band performance, souvenirs shop, convenience store and what most valuable is the view of Han river with colorful panoramic landscape of countryside.
I sketched some exotic buildings and antique exhibits feeling like a child for a while. It was a fantastic sketch time.