Monday, August 8, 2016

South Korea: Daegu: Keimyung University Daemyeong Campus

Before heading to Daegu for 3 days stay, I was not aware about this school.  I just learned about the campus from one of the flyers in the Tourism Office of Daegu.  I thought I was over and done with Love Rain after visiting Four Season's House and Jade Garden.  But then again, apart from C'est La Vie, there's Keimyung University Daemyeong campus in Daegu.

Early Beginnings: Founded in 1954 by an American Missionary and Local Church Leaders
Keimyung University was founded in 1954 by Reverend Edward Adams, an American missionary of the Northern Presbyterian Church of the United States, and by Reverends Choi Jaehwa and Kang Ingu, two local Presbyterian Church leaders. The founding principle guiding their concerted efforts was to provide Koreans with higher education firmly anchored in Christianity. [Reference]

The stairs where Yun-hui and Inha walked under the yellow umbrella while raining (bottom-left).  The bench area where Inha first saw Yun-hui (bottom-right).

Daemyeong-dong Campus, Keimyung University: I was people watching to check if the school is an open university. Then, decided to go in. While roaming around and remembering which places were included in the 2012 series, ahjussi called me (using korean that I was not able to understand).  He was talking and pointing on the stairs, and from all the words he had spoken I did understand “Yoona” (so to interpret, he was pointing that “it’s the staircase where Yoona and Geun-suk stroll down”).  Then, he also pointed on the opposite area, we both utter “the bench” / “ben-chi” / 벤치.

While I was taking the photos, we were smiling because he was telling me (hand signals) to use umbrella as well, to have the exact scene. [Hearty Experience]

Date Visited: 2016 July

Drama Filming Location

Photos from 1970's Love Rain:

Apart from Love Rain, this is claimed to also be a filming site of Boys Over Flowers,  and East of Eden.

How to get there?  Take the monorail and dropped off at Namsan station, Exit 2.  Then walk 300m towards the campus site. 

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