I have driven by the “hard to miss domed building” dozens of times. You know, the one down by Seoul Station that seems so out of place with the big green round top. It’s beautiful for sure, but it seems plopped smack in the middle of the wrong city. Or at least the wrong century. So last Sunday while needing to warm up and defrost, we popped in for a peek.
As chance would have it, I was with a lovely woman born in Seoul a handful of decades ago. She explained this was the train station of her youth and remembered coming through as a child with her family. But what stands out to her was that it was so dirty back then.
Now revitalized, what once was the old Gyeongseong train station of Seoul has been re-birthed into the Culture Station Seoul 284. Thankfully the museum handout explained this head scratching name: #284 is the historic number given to the site. While I may not be culturally savvy enough to appreciate the odd art inside, one thing is clear; the architecture is lovely.
But let’s not forget the bright blue naked statue right out front. We have to keep it real after all. Vive la Seoul!