By Lee Yong-hwan in Seoul, Korea
Cheonggyecheon Stream sketched at Cheonggye Plaza, pencil and watercolor
symbol sculpture, "Spring" by Claes Oldenburg and Coose Van Bruggen,
pen and watercolor
Gwanggyo Bridge, pen and watercolor
Supyogyo Bridge, pen and watercolor
sketched from Beodeuldari Bridge, pen and watercolor
Sewoon Electronics Plaza, pen and watercolor
Pyeonghwa Clothing Market near Ogansugyo Bridge, pen and watercolor
( 21 x 29.6 cm sketchbook )
Last weekend, during the Chuseok, Korean Thanksgiving holidays, I visited
Cheonggyecheon and sketched the colorful sceneries walking along the stream for two days. The Cheonggyecheon is a stream running through central Seoul from west to east. There are 22 bridges that cross the stream and every bridge has its own historic name and unique form. Until it was restored in 2005, Cheonggyecheon Stream existed only as a neglected waterway hidden by an overpass. Nowadays, it has been transformed into a haven of natural beauty amidst the bustle of city life.
The weather was so fine all through the Chuseok holidays, I enjoyed sketching several cityscapes from Cheonggye Plaza to Pyeonghwa Fashion Town near Dongdaemun Gate.