An alien habitat in the middle of Seoul?
That's the thing about buildings in Seoul! The structures here are so peculiar. Seoulites go in for creative and clearly individualistic structures. I find the building structures here unique. They are not always pretty in my opinion but they are so distinctively different that it makes heads turn for sure!
|Pic by http://investseoul.com/seoul-unveils-dongdaemun-design-plaza/|
Dongdaemun Design plaza, located just opposite the Doota! and Migliore shopping malls in Dongdaemun is a one colossal, out-of-the-world building!
This DDP houses many exhibition halls and convention halls. The WETA workshop's Fantasy was housed in B1 floor of the DDP. Entering into an alienistic environment, we were transported to another fantastic world.
This place was not only for the movies, as I quickly understood. It was a showcase of imaginations running wild, condensed in a solid form. Art works ranged from sculptures of human faces, animals, fantastic beings, aliens, habitats of interesting folk captured in pencil art, sculptured in bronze, wood and stone, along with paintings and photography.
|Dongdaemun Design plaza is a smooth, curvy, alienistic structure in Dongdaemun.|
|Such unnerving curves in a building!|
|Can you see clone troopers around the corners? Aren't reminded of Princess Leia's ship?|
|Cleverly camouflaged windows|
|We were looking forward to see some of the hands involved in the creation of some of the big names in Hollywood movies. LOTR, Hobbit series, KingKong etc.|
|Azorg the defiler in life size was a crowd favorite.|
|Inspiration for the Luck dragon from the Never Ending story?|
|Simple but interesting!|
|Do I detect a bit of Jar Jar Binks?|
|Pencil Art. Plant Dragon?|
|Expensive but sweet snowy|
|Brick house? Brick mask? you decide!|
|It was a sweet surprise to see a Tamil movie on the list of movies churned out by the WETA team.|
The exhibition was a good thing as it inspired my kids a lot, that they decided to draw their hearts out in the comments section of the exhibition. Fantasy turned out to be a fantastic experience :)
The Fantasy Exhibition runs from June 6th to August 17th 2014.
Must go. In my opinion :)