November 30, 2010

Changgyeonggung Palace, Seoul

Just a few photos of this palace in Seoul, which dates back to 1104. This palace is registered on UNESCO's World Cultural Heritage List.

Changgyeonggung Palace © Evelyn Howard 2010

Lovely colourful details.

Changgyeonggung Palace © Evelyn Howard 2010

Takes a number of people to maintain the palace. These workers were seen pulling out grass between the stones on the ground.

Pulling grass © Evelyn Howard 2010

Backbreaking work.

Changgyeonggung Palace © Evelyn Howard 2010

It’s a huge place…

Changgyeonggung Palace © Evelyn Howard 2010

There are lots of vast open spaces but lots of trees around the perimeter.

Changgyeonggung Palace © Evelyn Howard 2010

Roof details.

Changgyeonggung Botanical Garden is attached to the palace, but we did not visit. Due to the unbearable heat, and that it would only be opened in 2 hours, we decided to skip it. But I have been researching it; it is a beautiful place and I would have loved it… :(

Anyway, hope you enjoyed my World (a few months ago, that is).


Life Ramblings said...

a beautiful palace with lovely architecture and surroundings. i particularly like the lines and patterns of the first photo.

Creatively Sensitive said...

Wow! Love that first one with all of the details, and lines

Lesley said...

It all looks rather imposing, but in a beautiful way.

Indrani said...

Great captures of the building, interesting to see the architectural details.

wenn said...

i want to visit seoul again..

Sadami said...

Dear Evelyn,
Yey1 Thank you for uploading the wonderful photos!! I think once, I,too, visited there. So colorful and a historically precious place. I wish I could visit there again.
Kind regards, Sadami

diane said...

What a huge beautiful palace. Shame it was so hot.Love your detailed shots.

Kaori said...

I love the bright colors in traditional korean buildings! Gorgeous shots :-D

Evelyn said...

Thank you all. Great that a few people have visited this place. Next time, I must see that Botanical Garden.

Kala said...

That first shot is so colorful. What a lovely place.

Francisca said...

Your first photo of the Korean palace is absolutely delicious! And you know I enjoy your world... (just too dang busy to do a lot of blogging lately) ;-)

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