Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Traveling with an architectural historian means visiting significant architectural sites. And the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, by the famous contemporary architect Zaha Hadid, was high on Don’s list AND the one of the Top 10 places to go in Seoul in just about every guidebook I’ve consulted.

So obviously we spent hours exploring. And it was well worth it. None of the pictures I’ve seen do it justice (and of course, none of mine will either. That won’t stop me from foisting nearly 25 on you, though!) Also needless to say: Don’s photos, taken with his special architecture lens and with his keen eye for design, will be infinitely better than mine from my iPhone.

Nevertheless, without further ado:

It is pretty impressive. Apparently it is “decorated with over 40,000 aluminum panels, none of which are the same.” Now I understand why Don was taking so many close-ups of the panels…

Also, the Aardvark wanted me to take this video, in which she appears to be a crazed tennis player, but is really just waving some free fan she received.

 

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