'Dol Hareubang', Jeju Island’s Iconic stone statue.
The name means “Grandfather made of stone”. Dol is ‘stone’ in Korean and Hareubang means 'grandfather' in the Jeju Island’s local dialect.
Appearance 🗿: They are carved from the island’s porous volcanic rock, averaging a height of 181cm.
All statues have smiling faces and eyes without pupils, as well as their hands on their bellies.They wear hats which are called ‘sangtoo’ which is symbolic of their position.
Sculptures are found all around Jeju Island.
History 📜: Tanaji ,geography book of Jeju island in the Joseon Dynasty, was written that the sculptures were manufactured in 1754. It is
The statues had three main roles in the history; First, they were considered to be guidance for the island, offering protection from epidemic🐲. Second, fertility and lastly, as signs distinguishing between villages.
Trend📌:Currently , they are sold as tourist souvenirs such as macaron, dolls, aroma etc. In 2020, Statutes is also covered mask to inform ‘Social Distancing’ for tourists.
Back to walking about in Gangnam in the rain when I stumbled upon this. Most likely the entrance to (I’m guessing) a highly posh gentlemen wear of some sort. Loved the rain on the brickwork flooring and the softly glowing fairy lights.
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Busy Streets Of Seoul. I'm quite impressed that their sidewalks are very convenient to walk. The streets are clean, and the city is highly urbanized. Foreign cars are everywhere; Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, etc. you name it, they are everywhere.
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Seoul is a busy city packed with lots of things to and people. But if you drive just outside the city, the suburban area’s full of nature! If your stay is long enough in Korea, we just you to visit Museum San (architecture by Tadao Ando). It is becoming one of the landmark Museums in Korea with amazing sculpture garden and exhibitions.
원주 뮤지엄 산은 세계적으로 유명한 건축가 안도 다다오가 디자인했으며, 자연과 어우러지게 건설되어 정말 아름다운곳이에요! 진행하는 전시회들도 오감을 자극하는 새로운 기술들로 기회되어 신기한 작품들을 많이 볼 수 있어요.
원래 잠실에 갔을 때마다 롯데 타워 근처에만 갔으니까 이번에는 여기 저기에서 구경했어요
Normally when I go to Jamsil, I tend to stay around Lotte Tower, but I decided to look around a bit more this time
Location: Jamsil, Seoul
Camera: Sony A6400
Lens: Sony E PZ 18-105mm f/4 G OSS
[1 Day in Seoul]
☀️Thrift shopping!! // Subway line 6 Dongmyoap Station, Exit 3
🌤Explore Belgian surrealist artist, René Magritte's fantastic world with multi media art world (~Sept 13) // Subway line 3 Anguk Station, Exit 6 (안국역 6번출구)
🌙See the Seoul City Wall and enjoy the night view at Naksan Park // Subway line 4, Hyehwa Station, Exit 2 (혜화역 2번출구)