Life in the ROK

West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul

Sunday, October 15, 2006

This is the new Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen sculpture in the Chonggyechon district of Seoul. The sculpture is called "spring" and is meant to mark the beginning of a reemerging stream that runs through downtown Seoul. Roads covered the stream for years, but through a big city redevelopment project it has been brought back into the open. I read that the sculpture is supposed to look like a river snail....we were not very impressed by it.....frankly it's ugly. We are not the only ones that feel that way; I have read that most Seoulites do not like it either. The stream on the other hand is a great place to take a stroll and is much enjoyed by Koreans and tourists alike.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Katie said...

I 100% agree with both of you. This looks like something out of Charlie and Chocolate Factory!

4:04 PM  

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