Jeongdong-gil [정동길]

My Liberation Notes (2022); Melancholia (2021)

No. 25/33 — Ji Yoon-su (Im Soo-jung) cycles down this tree-lined street en route to meeting Baek Seung-yoo (Lee Do-hyun) outside ‘Hangok Art Hall’ to exchange their bags in episode 1 of Melancholia (멜랑꼴리아) (tvN, 2021).

No. 43 — On his bicycle, Yeom Chang-hee (Lee Min-ki) turns into this street from Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway [덕수궁 돌담길] to bring back a book to the library at this street in episode 15 of My Liberation Notes/My Liberation Diary (나의 해방일지/나의 解放日誌) (JTBS, 2022).

Other filming locations on this street

No. 17 — Ewha Jeongdong Building [이화정동빌딩]
No. 21-15 — Jeongdong Building [정동빌딩]
No. 33 — Le Pul [르풀]
No. 41-3 — Namdo Sikdang [남도식당]
No. 43Jeongdong Theater [국립정동극장]

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Jeongdong-gil [정동길] is a street in Seoul’s neighborhood Jeong [Jeong-dong/정동] —administered by the neighborhood Sogong [Sogong-dong/소공동]— in the Jung District [Jung-gu/중구]. This street links with Deoksugung-gil [덕수궁길], which leads to SeMA — Seoul Museum of Art [서울시립미술관] and Deoksugung Palace Stonewall Walkway [덕수궁 돌담길]. According to Janghee Lee, author of the book Seoul’s Historic Walks in Sketches, Jeongdong-gil is considered one of the “best places in Seoul to enjoy a stroll.” (p. 185)

In 2012, Jeongdong-gil [정동길] was selected as one of 100 regular filming locations for movies and dramas by the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Film Council, and featured in the brochure The Places In Seoul Cinema Fell in Love With (영화가 사랑한 서울 촬영지 100선).

Geolocation of Melancholia scene (approx.): 37.566075, 126.971989

Getting here
Seodaemun Station [서대문역], Seoul Subway Line 5, Exit 5
(5 min. walk to No. 3 – start of Jeongdong-gil)
City Hall Station [시청역], Seoul Subway Lines 1 and 2, Exit 10/11
(6 min. walk to No. 46 – end of Jeongdong-gil)

— submitted by Mich KDL; last updated 07/06/2022
My Liberation Notes added by Marion KDL

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