Many individuals affiliate the 1988 Seoul Summer time Olympics with the Soviet soccer workforce’s landslide victory over Brazil. For Koreans, the Olympics legacy was a record-breaking fourth place on the Olympics, in addition to the stadium the place the opening and shutting ceremonies had been held. The Koreans didn’t tear it down: a park with swimming swimming pools, gymnasiums, and new sights was constructed close to the sector.
Now it is likely one of the fundamental locations of remainder of the residents. Olympic Park is the biggest park in Seoul and really hilly, superb for trekking, so walks by means of it’s not a lot stress-free as invigorating.
What to See
There are 10 entrances to the park, however probably the most handy technique to get in is thru West Gate 2 or South Gate 4, between which is the monumental, bird-like arch, “Gate of Peace on Earth.” Its “head” is topped with the Olympic rings and beneath the “wings” is a standard mosaic with dragons. Instantly behind the arch is a sq., within the far a part of which – the flags of nations collaborating within the XXIV Olympic Video games. And within the middle of the plaza is a composition of stones with autographs of individuals of these competitions.
The infrastructure is commonplace for parks: a variety of small cafes, eating places, and low factors. To the left of the “Gate of the World” is a bicycle rental store.
- a 4-meter thumb sculpture on the jap edge,
- a musical fountain within the pond,
- a modernist sculpture known as “Dialogue” close to the southwest alley.
Museum of Optical Illusions in Seoul
The Trickeye Museum is a completely unique idea of a gallery, the place Augmented Actuality (AR) is utilized to all work and installations, permitting guests to work together with the artworks. To do that, it’s obligatory earlier than getting into the lively a part of the museum to obtain the proprietary software Trickeye, with which you can’t solely see the impact of “Augmented Actuality”, but in addition file it on video or take a photograph.
The museum presents galleries on quite a lot of topics the place guests can take a better have a look at work and installations. Touching, interacting, and photographing displays shouldn’t be solely not forbidden, however inspired, with the stipulation that every one actions happen utilizing as a lot creativity as potential!
When you don’t like taking footage or have an inflated sense of self – don’t even come close to this museum, and everybody else, particularly the children, get able to have a ball time!
The Trickeye Museum is the primary and at the moment the one museum on the planet to use the augmented actuality impact to leisure on this scale. A particular digicam app was developed particularly for this objective.
Along with the Museum of Illusions, the advanced contains:
- Ice Museum (Ice Museum),
- Love Museum.
Within the Ice Museum, you could find sculptures, after all, ice sculptures on quite a lot of topics. And the Love Museum is barely for individuals who are 18+, which implies that its contents are extraordinarily erotic!
Jeju-do Love Park
Jeju-do’s secluded seashores and luxurious tropical landscapes have been attracting honeymooners for years, to whom the island owes its most placing attraction. The Love Land Park was opened right here only for them: till lately in South Korea marriages had been organized by the mother and father of the bride and groom, and younger folks might get to know one another solely throughout the honeymoon.
The mission of sexual schooling was undertaken by the creators of Love Park. Graduates of certainly one of Seoul’s universities created and put in erotic sculptures and different thematic artwork objects round a small lake.
What to See
No taboos, prohibitions, or stereotypes: all of the displays of the park are subordinated to at least one purpose – to inform as a lot as potential concerning the mysteries of affection and intercourse. It solely takes an hour to see the principle open-air exposition. 140 bronze and marble figures are organized on a small space.
On the entrance, guests are met by a modest pair of lovers kissing, however the additional into the park, the extra uninhibited the poses and extra intimate the scenes.
Different components additionally assist to create a particular environment: unique panorama, unbelievable evening illumination, and stylized pictures of probably the most piquant components of the human physique, put in on the perimeter of Love Land. As well as, there’s a two-story museum, which displays the works of up to date Korean artists, wood phallic sculptures, and every kind of toys for adults. A number of film theaters supply academic movies on the identical theme.
Guests beneath the age of 18 are usually not allowed within the park. Nevertheless, whereas mother and father study forbidden artwork, youngsters can await them within the recreation room or on the playground.