Kim Jin-hyeok (Park Bo-gum) brings Cha Soo-hyun (Song Hye-gyo) here for a walk in episode 5 of Encounter/Boyfriend (남자친구) (tvN, 2018-19). Soo-hyun wondered aloud about how Jin-hyeok said he wanted to see an art exhibition, and he showed her that there was indeed an art exhibition — on the bridge itself. Despite claiming that she had been fooled, Soo-hyun continued to follow Jin-hyeok, as the ‘docent of Hongje-dong’ continued to explain the various art pieces along the way.
Hongnam Bridge [홍남교] is a bridge that the Naebu Expressway (내부순환로) crosses over. Aside from having the Hongje Stream (홍제천) flowing parallel underneath, it also has a unique art gallery concept — various artworks are displayed on its columns along a cycling/walking path. It is located in Seoul’s neighborhood of Namgajwa [Namgajwa-dong/남가좌동] in the Seodaemun district [Seodaemun-gu/서대문구].
Namgajwa-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 서대문구 남가좌동
Geolocation of Encounter scene: 37.574984, 126.925292
Gajwa Station [가좌역], Gyeongui Jungang Line, Exit 4
(22 min. walk)
— submitted by Florence and Mich KDL
— Photos taken by © Thom Musni, December 2018