Saturday, August 2, 2014
Dongdaemun Design Plaza @ Night (part 1)
Yes..at night. This new landmark of Seoul seems to be nothing but futuristic grey-ish structure at daylight...but boy...just come there at night when all lights are turned on and the surrounding areas were lit with sparkling luminous lights....THEN only THEN...Dongdaemun Design Plaza is a major tourist attraction
for our eyes to behold.^^
Designed by Zaha Hadid, this is a new urban landmark that I am sure would set another milestone for Seoul for any globe-trotters to see for themselves.
And what's more...it's located in the already famous fashion hub called Dongdaemun.
My oh My...our family enjoy walking around the walk-able spacious spaces ....
and just come at night..and you'll be dazzled.
As for me, it's our first time being there after its official opening on March 21, 2014.^^ Well, I did visit this place..but during afternoon when it's not this marvelously lit with neons and LED lights as far as our eyes could see.
Streets were packed with cars and pedestrians crisscrossing the vast area of shopping district @ Dongdaemun. Yes..it's a complete facelift to the once-old-dongdaemun market. It's now a major hub that attracts millions of tourists.
And..since it's a major magnet...this newly designed DDP (Dongdaemun Design Plaza) caters the need of K-drama lovers by having its first ever SBS Drama exhibition. For 15,000 Won (around US$ 15), we can savor thirst for anything related with this hugely popular drama 'You Who Are From The Star'
Another look from afar....a walkway leading to another level of DDP. Yes...lots of people nickname this DDP as a spacecraft or a spaceship docking @ Seoul.
My wife and his friend, Nia, were enjoying the Friday night hangout.
As for me...as always...being the photographer...also enjoyed the atmosphere being offered on the spot @ DDP.
Just imagine that you could take as many pictures as you want as the lights keep on changing on the LED walls of DDP.
And...one more shot would not do any harm.
One thing for sure: despite harsh criticisms from some people during its construction, it turned out that DDP turned out to be a cool and smart way of re-developing what's old into something new.
I don't mind coming to DDP more often..since it has lots of things to offer.