Art and Science at the Museum that Gave me a Toothache
At the Teddy Bear Museum in N Seoul Tower, one can discover the history of Korea in the most adorable and saccharine way possible. Hundreds of teddy bears, with most being mechanical, are dressed and arranged to form scenes from Korea’s old and modern history. Bears in royal court! Bears at war! Bears playing polo! Bears doing breakdance! Bears going on a date! Bears getting married! Bears! Bears! Bears!
Some of my favorite scenes involve the arts and the sciences. Here’s one during with scientists during the reign of King Sejong.
Here’s a scene that made me smile. Look on the lower right:
I love this little errant artist bear that could.
I also love this scene where the first light bulb was installed in Gyeongbukgung, which I visited last month:
Sweet, amusing, and way more entertaining than your usual history museum.