Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Ihwa Mural Village in Seoul

Just outside Naksan Park (just inside the Seoul City Wall), Ihwa Mural Village is set on a steep hillside, with great views of Seoul.  The area has been revitalized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, under the "Art in City" project to set 70 artists at work painting murals on the building walls, fences, and rooftops.

Streets of Ihwa

I wander up and down and enjoy.

 Murals everywhere

The art certainly attracts a lot of tourists and I have to occasionally wait my turn to photograph a particular painting.  However, it is reported that the residents, mostly elderly Korean citizens, are not exactly pleased with the tourist influx.  I try to be polite and respectful as I enjoy the scenes.

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