Rose Petal Exhibition in Yeonnam-dong


If there’s a paradise for floral fanatics, it’s got to be Yeonnam-dong’s Rose Petal exhibition. The exhibition showcases an extensive range of floral installations, including a sea of pink roses, all designed to give you the Insta-worthy shots you’ve always wanted.


Rose-themed exhibition in a hipster neighbourhood


Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Entrance
Image credit:
@ijnoeyeel

The designers of the Rose Petal exhibition wanted to give people the opportunity to take aesthetic shots of themselves with flowers and recreate the experience of going on vacation without actually leaving the country, since international travel is restricted these days.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Entrance
Image credit: @ijnoeyeel

There are 5 zones in the exhibition – Vintage Rose, Love Rose, Rose Koste, Media Art, and Floraville. Each zone highlights the beauty of flowers through the use of colours and well set-up arrangements that make for perfect photo ops. Visitors can traverse through the zones and snap away to their hearts’ content, just like they would on a regular holiday.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Tickets
Image credit: @lee_been_15

Since the exhibition is conveniently located in Yeonnam-dong – a hipster neighbourhood in Seoul – a trip there wouldn’t end at visiting the exhibition. After exploring Rose Petal, visitors can also explore the plethora of unique cafes and vintage shops that line the streets of Yeonnam-dong.


Take portrait shots in seas of roses


Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Pink Rose installation
Pink Rose
installation
Image credit: @young_.hyun

All the zones in the exhibition were specially designed to allow one to fit nicely into the picture. Some installations, such as the Pink Rose, Burgundy Rose, and Red Rose, have an empty space in the middle so that you can be fully surrounded by roses in your photos.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Burgundy Rose and Red Rose installations
Burgundy Rose and Red Rose installations
Image adapted from: @hozzui and @uoo.oj

For those who want a minimalist white look for their photos, the White Rose and Pure Love installations offer massive white floral designs that are simple yet beautiful at the same time.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - White Rose and Pure Love installations
White Rose and Pure Love installations
Image adapted from: @by__seul.a and @photo_hoony

Next to the White Rose installation, you’ll find a photo corner with a large ring light – which will perfectly light all your selfies – placed right in front of it.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Photo corner beside the White Rose installation
Photo corner beside the White Rose installation
Image credit: @young_.hyun

Besides taking photos with the usual pink and red roses, you can also pose with the Deep Purple Rose installation for an eye-catching shot with deep purple and blue roses as your backdrop. The Blue Love installation, on the other hand, is a little more subdued with blue blooms accenting a calm and white background.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Deep Purple Rose and Blue Love installations
Deep Purple Rose and Blue Love installations
Image credit: @rim_milkyway and @roseaibara

Plum Rose allows you to literally frame yourself up in a picture while Infinity Love – a room filled with fairy lights-filled light bulbs and infinity mirrors – will illuminate your portrait shots with a twist.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Plum Rose and Infinity Love installations
Plum Rose and Infinity Love installations
Image adapted from: @hongjoo9_12 and @h__yeona

The exhibition also has outdoor photo zones with natural lighting. In particular, the floral payphone booth at the entrance of the exhibition is a popular photo spot due to its nostalgic appeal and pretty pink roses adorning the interior.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Floral payphone booth
Floral payphone booth at the entrance
Image adapted from: @s__ubi  and @ys_______kim

After walking through all the indoor installations, the floral experience is concluded with the final zone called Floraville, which showcases an arrangement of pink crates and large tin cans against a white brick wall.

Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Floraville
Floraville
Image credit: @anncaida


Rose Petal exhibition open till 31st December 2020


Rose Petal Yeonnam-dong - Poster
Image credit:
@interpark_art_official

Address: 170 Seongmisan-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 1PM-7.30PM (Last entry at 7PM) | Sat & Sun 11AM-7.30PM (Last entry at 7PM)
Admission: KRW10,000 (Tickets can be booked on Naver or Interpark)
Telephone: 02-6080-7114

With its massive floral displays, the ongoing exhibition at Yeonnam-dong will not only steal your heart but also help you steal others’ hearts through stunning portrait shots.

For the price of KRW10,000 (~USD8.70), you’ll get the opportunity to shoot with dreamy backgrounds. The Rose Petal exhibition is open till 31st December 2020 so if you’re in Korea, do book your tickets before they run out.

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Cover image adapted from: @hozzui, @uoo.oj, and @photo_hoony