I suppose sharing this secret might open up this haven in Itaewon and turn it into another bustling section of Seoul. But I really feel that there are folks out there who would like to see this new place and also might respect it's atmosphere.
Gallery Golmok is the feature of this area as it resides in a little nook of an alley, next to a cafe. But you are probably wondering how you find this new secret area? And of course I am going to tell you but in a simple way.
Either make your way from Noksapyeong station towards Itaewon and take the alley next to Suji's restaurant or head down the street from The Wolfhound and keep on going until streets begin to narrow.
That's it! You are on your own from there and can use the pics in this post for clues. I suppose though you can watch my video, to get a visual representation. Really though the best part about life in Seoul is going down new streets and alleys.
Things come to a crest at a hill and you can see large office towers in the distance..
Going down another street you go by several clothing shops.
Maybe even try your luck at something to eat.
When I started to head towards the heart of Itaewon I noticed many buildings were under construction. I wondered what will fill these hollow structures in time to come.
Heading towards the central area of Itaewon things started to shift from artsy to the every-day. Meanwhile I found this hot dog place, which certainly looks like it is for the brave eater.
And then there was this gleaming shop with red paint on the exterior. It was a photo-op in heaven.
I suppose if you see yourself going past this place you know you are getting closer.
The artistic started to fade away as more signs of construction were around me.
Before long the regular "old" Itaewon comes into view with The Wolfound making it's appearance.
I hope you do find this little slice of Itaewon and enjoy it's contrasting atmosphere. Maybe a little quiet nook tucked in a busy city isn't for everyone. But I know it will make a great place to go to and have a relaxing read, after getting a book at "What the Book." (Just around the corner too~)
I know I look forward to returning and seeing what new shops and cafes have popped up in my absence. So get out there!