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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

The 5th Seoul Dessert Fair

The 5th Seoul Dessert Fair




If you have a sweet tooth, you’re in for a treat! The 5th Seoul Dessert Fair will be held at the World Cup Stadium, from September 24th to 25th, 2016.


Having a hard time keeping up with all of the trendy dessert spots in Seoul? We don’t blame you! There’s far too many, yet they are all worth trying! Lucky for us, popular sweets from all corners of Seoul (like Itaewon, Yeonnam-dong, Sinsa, and more), will be
joining at the fair!




The Dessert Fair is even treating us to worldwide delicacies, with booths joining us from France, Germany and Czech Republic. Not to mention, there will be several themes for your taste-buds to explore, including an array of Nonsan strawberry desserts.


Details

• Event Dates
 Sep. 24, 2016 ~ Sep. 25, 2016
• Address
03932  World Cup Stadium - 240 World Cup-Ro, Mapo-Gu, Seoul  
• Phone
+82-2-6010-8941
• Hours of Operation
11:00~17:00
• Fee
Advance Tickets: 3,000 won
Gate Tickets: 5,000 won

Monday, 12 September 2016

60-Foot-Tall Inflatable Moon Debuts in Seoul

60-Foot-Tall Inflatable Moon Debuts in Seoul





This month, there’s more than one moon on view in Seoul. A 60-foot-tall work of public art called Super Moon has been erected—or rather, inflated—within the waters of Seokchon Lake, located in a park near the Han River.
The opaque, glowing space art is the work of FriendsWithYou, a Los Angeles-based art collective that specializes in cutesy, toy-like experimental installations that are often inflatable, rainbow-colored, and illluminated. It’s like Jeff Koons meets Sanrio.
Super Moon was commissioned by a massive Seoul shopping complex opening this winter, the nearby Lotte World Tower and Mall, but this particular lake is no stranger to odd art, having hosted Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s huge rubber duck in 2014.
During the day, the artists have set up a cloud-shaped bounce house and cosmos-themed mascots to interact with visitors. In addition to the moon, there are eight other planetary sculptures. At night, each of the sculptures glows, and programmable LEDs shift the colors of the moon sculpture.
Super Moon is a symbolic manifestation of the immense power and serenity of our cosmos,” the artists say in a press release. "When we gather around the moon as a community, we all orbit together,” they explain, adding that they hope Super Moon viewers “can experience this sense of unity and peace.”
It’s on view until October 3, timed to coincide with the Korean harvest festival Chuseok (often likened to a Korean version of Thanksgiving), which happens around the fall equinox each year on the full moon. This year, the three-day festival takes place September 14 through 16.