Another Daegu Weekend
Trip Start Dec 02, 2011
50Trip End Dec 02, 2012
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We arrived at Daegu in the early evening. After checking into our hotels near Daegu station, we hopped in a cab and headed to the Daegu EXCO building. When looking for things to do in Daegu, I came across something called the "Alive Gallery". It was a traveling exhibition of electronic versions of famous works of art.
I was really excited. I thought it would be like the best of the "living" art from Yeosu Expo
To top it off, there were random, non-animated copies of other paintings scattered throughout the gallery. These copies had clearly just been printed on giant copiers and were of terrible quality. The least they could have done was print onto canvas, although maybe there's something illegal about printing fake masterpieces like that.
For me, there were only two redeeming things about the gallery. The first was the animation of the from Egyptian Book of the Dead of the famous weighing the heart scene. That was well done and fairly neat, especially since I've always been interested in Egyptology. I think the fact that the animations only had to match 2D figures, not the brush strokes of master painters, helped.
The second cool thing was a random laser maze at the museum exit
After the "gallery", we grabbed a cab over to the Seomun Market (서문시장). We wandered for a bit and somehow ended-up on the roof. We were just going to random floors on the enclosed portion of the market and pressed the button for the top floor. At the time, I thought it said 'electronics', but I now think it said 'electrical equipment'. One floor before the top, a woman got on and expressed surprise when she saw it was going up. The Korean man in the elevator with us said something about 'foreigners'. I assume it was his version of 'I didn't do it'! At any rate, there was a nice "garden" area on the roof and views of the city, so we just went with it and hung-out up there for a while.
All-in-all, we didn't do too much tonight, although I was shocked to see stores and restaurants going strong after 10pm, even though it was a Friday
But, like I said, we didn't really take advantage. We just had the best Italian food I've had by far in Korea. In fact, the only decent Italian food I've ever had here. It would be considered good in North America as well, and I just got back so I still remember what Italian food in America tastes like. If it's still open when you read this, Little Italia was tiny but worth the short wait.