The last time I visited Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) was last summer. I thought it was so boring because there was nothing really going on around there or even inside. Although I didn't enjoy it, this weekend I went back for a completely different reason; LED roses.
First, I walked around the outside of DDP. The buildings are cascading shades of blue and purple. It looks so much nicer at night than when I went during the day. The buildings look a lot more attractive and futuristic. You can see a showcase of really cool art around the building as well. There are lights everywhere, even on the stairs.
This was the main attraction. I came for the sea of LED roses. Of course there were couples everywhere but I don't really care, I'm always doing things alone. Anyways it was so beautiful. My pictures look really good but don't do this display justice. There are 25,550 LED roses. The significance is the 70th anniversary of Korea's Independence (365 days in a year x 70 years). Last fall was the first exhibition which did amazing so they brought it back again this fall. It is on display until February 29th, a leap year!
This display actually made me really excited. I always get excited by weird things, but my pictures were looking so good which made me happy. I'm kinda obsessed with night photography now!
Okay, so I was trying to serve face in the picture. Also, my makeup looks really good here ㅋㅋㅋ. Surprisingly there was amazing lighting all around. I guess they took into consideration that people will be taking selfies so they need proper lighting for that.
Ughh I love this. The light from the malls with the contrast of the LED roses really makes them stand out.
From this angle you can see the Seoul Tower in the background.
I can only imagine how tiresome and tedious this would have been for the people who had to make this display.
Although I love my Android phones, I hate the quality of the camera. My next phone will be an Iphone unless they do better!
I think I was out there for about an hour, if it were warmer I would have been out longer. My hands were literally starting to freeze, so I decided to walk back towards the subway. On the way back I saw this random piece of art; a tea cup. I love high tea and this reminds me of a porcelain tea cup you would use to sip tea.
This is a pathway at DDP. I know this is a very random picture, but at the same time it's very captivating. I love all the pops of colour.
While looking at this view I felt like I was in Vegas or something. I guess all the lights remind of of Vegas in the pictures, since I have never been there.
This one is like a futuristic Vegas strip on ecstacy! There are so many electric colours your eyes don't know where to look. There are about There is Lotte Fitin, Doota, Hello apm, Migliore, Good Morning City, & Maxtyle. Talk about fierce competition! I guarantee you will never see any country with this many shopping malls beside each other than in Korea. people sure do love to shop!
Just before i headed back into the subway I captured the shot. I actually like DDP now. Visiting here at night gave me a whole new appreciation for the architecture of this building.
Getting there: Take line 4 (blue line), 2 (green line) or 5 (purple) to Dongdaemun History Culture Park station. Take Exit 1 which takes you to the lower level of DDP. Continue going up the slope and follow the pathway towards the malls.
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