There is a nice building in Insadong, which is I think worthy to see. Just before talking about this building, let me introduce you the area firstly.
Insa-dong (인사동) is a central neighborhood of Seoul. It is so popular among tourists and art lovers. Later I am going to talk about Insadong more, but today I want to show you a building (or ‘complex’ is more accurate) in Insadong:
Ssamzie-gil Complex (쌈지길)I have learnt that it was built in 2004 by the Ssamzie Co. Ltd. The constructor company defines Ssamzie-gil as “a bridge between the past and present.”
I think this building is successful both in case of architecture and usage. The day I was there it was full of people. It was almost possible to move.
Around the center courtyard, there is a gently-sloping ramp which allows users to reach upper floors. All this circulating ramp, from first level to top is about half a kilometer. Along this ramp so many storefronts offer so nice artcrafts and other goods.
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Through a music clip; the brief story of our modern times. Sometimes very sad, sometimes full of fun. More than a clip, it is definetely a short movie. I found it by coincidence, then it was all in one breath I watched this 15-minutes-video.
Actually I don’t like Korean Pop, but this one is not a song.
When I went to the Korea House, which is a center for introduction of traditional Korean foods, I met with this rich table’s exhibition. It is named as ‘HyeKyunggung’s 60th Birthday Feast’, but I couldn’t find anything about it in internet. May someone who knows what it is help me?
By the way, I just lernt that Hei-Kyung Hong is a famous Korean-American operatic lyric soprano. I supposed to be a ancient king or queen, eheh:)
November, 2013 - Seoul, South Korea.
Nowadays something is becoming a common tradition of the whole world; Love Locks or Lock of Love or whatever you call it. You can see them in so different places of the world; on a bridge in Paris or at a mountain in Seoul. I’m not sure whether it is a bad fashional imitation or a romantic movement. You decide it, but I know that they create beautiful presentations.
They are a kind of data. Like colorful diarybooks. Diarybooks of the world. When you see them it creates a reflex to look for some sigsn on locks in your own language. I tried to find Turkish names, and yes there was a love of Mehmet and Fahriye.
When I went to Namsan Tower of Seoul, I suprised with the amazing view of love lock trees there. The day I climbed to Namsan weather in Seoul was so misty, so I was not able to see a good city view. Anyway, I enjoyed with this locks.
And… Now let’s make a practice of this love locks over a Korean couple:
I haven’t talked about Namsan Tower itself, maybe nextime, but do not forget that Namsan is a Place You Must See in Korea.
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Right after a sunset, city lights of Istanbul. It was a few months ago, when I was about to leave my city. Following a rainy day, full of loneliness…
City Lights… The lights which hinder us to watch stars during nights… The lights which make us feel we are lonely at all…
Maybe this kid’s song will be good to complete this post:
Today I’m going to share an Arabic song with you; Bint El Shalabiya. It means: the Girl from Sevilla (a city in the south of Spain where in medieval times Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in peace together).
Now let’s listen it from unquestionably the best one; Fairuz:
The song also known by the name of Al bint al Chalabiye. In this case it means the beautiful girl. Chalabi refers to beautiful in Arabic language. However, I still want to use the first one, because this song smells more Sevilla. As you know Sevilla and Cordoba are two daughters of Andalusia. And Andalusia is the mother of marvellous music of the world.
I recommend you to listen this song also from the band; Arabandi:
Arabandi’s instruments have a tone which reminds the East and dessert. This music band was created in Tel Aviv, Israel in 1999. I find them very successful. As their album name says ‘East Meets East’, yes their music composes a new Eastern pleasure from Eastern.
And finally, let’s try the Arabic music band of Turkey; Nidal:
I think Nidal is obviously one of the most important band which introduces Arabic music to people of Turkey. Although in Turkey, good music listeners had been familiar to Arabic music because of Fairuz and Omm Khultum, Nidal has been the first domestic group which gained the appreciate of people.