Monday, 19 December 2016

Merry Myeongdong Christmas!

The first time I saw it, I immediately thought 'have they uprooted the flowers from Dongdaemun and brought them here?'

If you have seen the 20,000 LED flower lights at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, you would have thought the same thing. At the DDP, thousands of white LED flowers were spread across the lawn to resemble a galaxy of stars at night and a white flower garden during the day.

Here, at Myeongdong Cathedral, the flowers added drama to the garden terraces, attracting tourists and non-Catholics to the center of the Roman Catholic faith in South Korea.

The best view for a photo is from bottom of the steps just before dark so you can still capture the silhouette of the Cathedral above the steps.

The cathedral management might have decided to install these LED lights in time for Christmas when most Catholics in Seoul will probably visit the cathedral for the second most important holiday in the Catholic calendar.

By that day, the Nativity Scene on the cathedral entrance will have been finished and probably will be the subject of every visitor's photo.

Merry Christmas in Myeongdong, indeed!

1 comment:

  1. These "light flowers" are incredibly beautiful, and the location at the Cathedral is perfect. Thanks for sharing these.