Strolling (Anyang River – Han River)
Artist Daily and Jayeon warming up for the 20Km ride.
26/08/08 The workshop Strolling took us from the Manan Bridge in Anyang to the intersection between Anyang River and the great Han River in Seoul. A 20km bicycle ride along a very scenic and cycle friendly track. To begin, we were introduced to a brief history of Anyang river by our guide, environmental educator Mr Ahn in our studio. Then we were off, along the Anyang river towards Seoul. During our breaks Mr Ahn spoke of how the return of the Great egret is hugely symblic for a healthy river as the bird can only nest on the wetlands here. Also we were told that one of the migratory birds, Cormorant travels all the way to New Zealand.
Across the Han River we were shown two artificial hills that was the former landfill. Between the hills I was told that there is a famous artist residency programme. But it might not be there for long as they are considering on putting a furnace in its place.