[By Lee Yong-hwan in Seoul, Korea]
the glass roof dome of Noksapyeong Station/
a scene on the top floor inside the station/
viewed from ticket barrier on the middle floor /
main stairway and escalators viewed from the top floor/
main stairway and escalators viewed from the lower floor/
subway platform on the lowest level/
surrounding scenery viewed from pedestrian overpass nearby the station/
distant view of Namsan Mountain from the station/
( 21 x 29.6cm sketchbook. pen, watercolor )
A few days ago, I had a chance to sketch a beautiful subway station located near Yongsan-gu Office. Noksapyeong Station on line No.6 is known for having the most beautiful interior and a spectacular underground space for a subway station.
The glass domed roof allows plenty of natural light into the station. Inside the station, the crisscrossing escalators and stairs traverse the spherical space that runs through five levels. Especially on the main stairway, it was very impressed to hear Korean traditional music when people go up the step with shining light. Because the American Army base locates nearby, I could see occasionally foreign passengers while sketching. Among them, some people showed interest in my sketches with favorable comments. It was very exciting sketch time trying to draw various forms and movements.