Dec 24, 2009
Really Being Green
I'm not sure if people realize this about me or not but I am truly out of my mind. Take this drawing for instance. This is not some cute little drawing of Seoul. It's the view out my 14th floor window of the Ritz Carlton. Each morning I would do a little more of the sketch. Why I am insane is because every detail is correct. That's right, I drew every building exactly as it appears. No skimping. I go to great pains to make it as accurate as possible. I don't need to do that. Most people would just get the essence and then fill in any old buildings quickly. No me. I have mental issues. There is one cool little tidbit I will share about Seoul. Notice most of the rooftops are painted bright kelly green. When I would look out my window, it was like staring at hundreds of little tennis courts. They also paint the floors of every parking garage kelly green. One day I even saw a few guys freshly painting the floor of a garage green. Each one is so clean and shiny and of course, green. Seoul is a feast for the eyes. All the houses in and around Seoul have little garages for their cars. The only problem is that they are so small that you can only close the door if you own something tiny, like a mini cooper. As you walk around you see cars partially sticking out of garages. The garage door only half closed. It is quite funny and also somehow charming. I love that place.