Runaway Photo: Powerful Street Art in Hongdae, Seoul

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Runaway Photo: Powerful Street Art in Hongdae, Seoul

Street art of Hongdae, Seoul

*Location : Hongdae, Seoul (Hongik University)

*Occasion : It was here, on this wall for quite a long time but I’ve never thought about take pictures of this. I guess I was taking for granted my town. It happened to something very close to us. As soon as I saw this art last week, it enlightened me.

Hongik University area (we call it Hongdae) is very artistic because the school has huge art programs. It is one of the funkiest, most unique, out of ordinary place and I love it. Hongdae is known as lots of clubs but I like its unique character. There are many ‘one of a kind’ products, and unexpected events are on the street all the time. Free market on the weekend is great. If you are here, if you have a chance, please take a look. Oh but they don’t open in winter because.. you know. It’s cold. πŸ˜‰ : Related article : Be local, enjoy art @ Hongdae Free market

Oh and I didn’t notice it before, but this is the year of Rabbit! πŸ™‚ So I’m dedicating this post to all my friends who was born in Rabbit year! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!


Inspired by Downtown Traveler and their Street art series, I took this photo for this week’s Travel photo of the week series.

Follow Downtown Traveler on Twitter : @Downtowntravel (Editor in chief, Leslie Koch)

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .


  1. LeslieTravel says:

    Awesome! Thanks for the shout out Juno. Glad you were inspired by Downtown Traveler’s weekly “street art photo of the week” feature. I’m constantly inspired by you and your sense of adventure!

    • Juno says:

      It’s my pleasure.Thanks for enlightening me! I will look more closely now. Can I contribute some for Downtown traveler in future? πŸ˜€

  2. Evan says:

    Interesting! If it weren’t so damn cold out I would go see this. πŸ˜›

  3. Erica says:

    I love the detail in this. I would be inspired as well!

  4. Lauren Quinn says:

    This is a part of US-based street artist Gaia’s project in Seoul. Suuuper interesting work, and a really sweet guy. Here’s an interview I did with him about the project:

    • Juno says:

      wow… that’s so cool. Now I see how he came up with the idea of those pieces…. Brilliant. Good to know! Wow. Learning everyday. Thanks Lauren πŸ™‚

  5. greg urbano says:

    just “stumbled” across this post, good capture

  6. Jeremy B says:

    Great photo Juno! Now is it a rabbit or a tiger? Whatever it is, it is quite interesting!

  7. Sonya says:

    Cool street art photo!

  8. Marc says:

    Great photo! So… cool πŸ˜€

  9. travelyn says:

    Beautiful art, so life like. Its hard to believe it is ‘street art’. People are so talented. Love reading about your trips. Hadn’t though about Seoul as a destination before, but I loved Japan. So I’m now thinking about it….

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