After our somewhat disappointing visit to Busan Cinema Center (영화의전당), we decided to check out Bexco (벡스코) since it was nearby. I actually went the day before to check the place out so this was my second visit to the place. There was barely anybody in the vicinity compared to how huge the structure is, which kinda made it more fun. Felt like we had the place all to ourselves. There are lots of windows in this place, which makes photographing the interior area quite fun but those windows also made the temperature inside so hot (plus since there were not much going on, the AC was off). I took a good amount of shots in this place and decided to move on to our next destination after we feel like we've seen enough of the space.
Ewha Campus Complex (이화여자대학교) is one of my favorite architectures here in Seoul. Built by Dominique Perrault, this grand complex certainly left quite an impression for first time, even returning visitors. The modern campus complex is nothing like I've seen before anywhere else in this city. It is also interesting to see, even when they have this very modern building structure, they're still preserving the old 19th-century gothic brick buildings surrounding the top part of the complex.
Sharing the shots I took during winter, that particular day was pretty cold. So not a lot of people were crowding the place, only the locals who were braving the cold weather, I assumed. We got there right before sunset, and it was my first time too coming to the campus at that time of day. Seeing how the sunlight hit the vertical structure of the stainless metal was certainly a new experience.
Can't believe the first 6 months of 2015 is almost over. It's almost the end of June and time sure flies fast. The first half of 2015 have been super awesome for me. I think I've learned and experienced lots of new things that I've never imagined before. School life, work, (new) friends, and traveling probably occupied most of my time. Made lots of great memories and hopefully I can share it here later on :) Now that I'm back in Seoul, I finally have a down time to work through all the backlogged photos that have been sitting on my hard drive all these times :p
Sharing one of the sessions from earlier this year, a visit to Seoul City Hall (서울시청) with Ken and Davina in one cold winter day. To be honest, the interior of the city hall kinda reminds me just a little of Singapore's famous Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay (but of course Cloud Forest is much more impressive) just because they have all these green plants on the walls with the concrete structure on the background. But anyways, the whole building is pretty cool. Lots of natural light (we went on a pretty bright sunny day), tall windows, and interesting building structure. A lot of different angles you can play with when taking shots. There were lots of older people that were hanging out in the cafe on the upper floor—reading or meeting up with their friends. Although seeing that made me think of how much official business actually going on around here? ;p
I got a chance to go visit National Museum of Korea (국립중앙박물관) during a school field trip. The complex is really huge. You have to walk across an open area before entering this big tall building. My first impression stepping into the museum was this place has a really nice natural lighting. High ceilings with windows really gives a nice soft lighting around the open area of the museums. For architecture fans, this place is worth a visit. Plus if you venture outside the museum, you can see the N Seoul Tower on the background.
A quick short post on color study this time. I usually visited Dongdaemun Design Plaza (동대문디자인플라자) during day time, and one night I stayed late enough 'til the lights on the building are turned on. The buildings looks even more like a spaceship, seriously.