Friday, August 22, 2014

Busan 3 / 釜山 3


Trapped on a rainy evening in the hotel room after a huge meal of Korean barbecued meat, I sit down to sketch the cityscape of Busan. The street is again lined with neon signs of various colors. Though there are some coach buses parked on one side of the street, it feels kind of lonely outside.


   I have to squeeze my eyes to copy the geometric shapes of the Korean language on the signs. Far away gigantic machines scatter the harbor. I can't quite name them, but to me they look like vermilion chairs of giants.


   As I draw, it occurs to me that Busan is another Keelung (the city on the northern tip of Taiwan). But Busan is much bigger and better developed. Also, there is no magnificent church in Keelung....


   Still, I like the city. Thus, I get up at 5:30 a.m. the next day to draw the same scene again.

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