|Son Oh Gong watching over Jin Seon Mi. It was THIS scene where I had my eureka moment. :)|
And so, for the benefit of my fellowmen (more like fellow Kdrama addicts, lol), here's a little background about the Cartoon Street, one of the filming locations in Hwayugi.
|The intersection in front of Pacific Hotel.|
Known to the locals as Zaemiro or 'street of fun', this street begins from exit 3 of Myeongdong Station and extends 450 meters long, all the way to Seoul Animation Center. While this street has long been used as a connection point between Myeongdong and Namsan, it remained a very neglected area until its 'rebirth' as Zaemiro in 2013.
|Plenty of colorful billboards like this in the area.|
|Walkabout, a travel-themed pub/Thai restaurant. This was shown on episode 2 of Hwayugi.|
|The building right next to it.|
|Colorful illustrations on walls.|
|This was my favorite wall in the whole stretch.|
|Walk up those steps to get to the main road.|
|Seoul Animation Center, Spring 2017.|
|Seoul Animation Center.|
|Larva and friends. :)|
|Haechi and Dooly.|
|Robot Taekwon V.|
|Perfect photo op for girls! :)|
|Sit back, relax, watch a cartoon.|
The center also houses the first and perhaps the only movie theater in Korea exclusively dedicated to animated films. Known as the Seoul Ani-Cinema, this 179-seat theater holds domestic and international film screenings and serves as a venue for animation film festivals, seminars, and conferences.