Sunday, March 31, 2013

Namdaemun Market (남대문 시장)

Namdaemun Market(南大門市場) is a large traditional market in Seoul, South Korea. Namdaemun market dates back to 1414, during the reign of King Taejong, as a government managed marketplace. In 1608, King Seonjo set up the office of seonhyecheong (hangul: 선혜청, hanja: 宣惠廳, "tribute bureau") in the district to manage the tributes of rice, cloth and money. A trading marketplace took its form around that time and commercial activities flourished as traders set up various shops. Much of the market is outside, but there are also many stores which line the streets. Many retailers buy their items, particularly clothing, at wholesale prices at Namdaemun, to resell in their own stores in other cities. Namdaemun is a popular tourist attraction.

Direction : Seoul Metropolitan Subway Line 4. Hoehyeon Station,  Exit 5.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Osanna - Milano Calibro 9

Osanna - Milano Calibro 9 (1972)

 1. Preludio
 2. Tema
 3. Variazione I (To Plinius)
 4. Variazione II (My mind flies)
 5. Variazione III (Shuum...)
 6. Variazione IV (Tredicesimo cortile)
 7. Variazione V (Dianalogo)
 8. Variazione VI (Spunti dallo spartito n° 14723)
 9. Variazione VII (Posizione raggiunta)
10. Canzona (There will be time)

Osanna - Variazione III (Shuum...)

Osanna - there will be time (canzona)

Oh, There will be time to turn away There will be time
Oh, There will be time to meet and play There will be time
And to pretend I've got a reason to be late 
There will be time to die and to create
To be the tyrant or to be the slave
Oh, there will be time to wonder why There will be time
Or to be some boarder passing by There will be time
There will be time for every war and peace at mind
Forgettin' fairy tales until I'm blind
There will be time to curse And time to lie 

Then will I dare? Then will I dare? Then will I dare? Then will I dare? Then will I dare? Then will I dare?
What will I do? What will I say? What will I cry?
What will I do? What will I say? What will I cry?
How many How many days? How many lives?

Oh, There will be time to cross the seas There will be time
Or to fall to fall down on my knees There will be time
But I am spending never ending afternoons
Countin' out days with coffee spoons
In search of what has been already mine

How many days? How many lives? Yee But there will be time...

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dongdaemun (동대문 & 성곽공원)

Heunginjimun(興仁之門), literally "Gate of Rising Benevolence" or more commonly known as Dongdaemun(東大門), is one of the The Eight Gates of Seoul in the Fortress Wall of Seoul, a prominent landmark in central Seoul, South Korea. The Korean name "Dongdaemun" means "Great East Gate," and it was so named because it was the major eastern gate in the wall that surrounded Seoul during the Joseon Dynasty. The gate is located at Jongno 6-ga in Jongno-gu.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Umbrellas in Arts

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (쉘부르의 우산 Ost) - I Will Wait For You

A Red Para­sol in the Sum­mer­time by Josef Manes (1855)

Claude Monet - woman and parasol

Claude Monet - Woman with a Parasol

Claude Theberge

Girl with the red umbrella by Andrea Realpe

Green Parasol

Renoir - the umbrellas

Edward Cucuel - Young girl with Parasol

Woman with White Umbrella

White cat and umbrella