Wednesday, June 17, 2009

On a walk

Changgyeonggung Palace was a symbol of the Joseon Dynasty, but it lost its supreme status as a royal palace through ' planned destruction' by the Japanese. In 1907, the Japanese began removing most of the palace structures and built a zoo and botanical garden in their place. They also laid a road between the main part of Changgyeonggung and Jongmyo Shrine to sever the symbolic link between them. The Korean government removed the zoo in 1983 and is slowly restoring the palace to its original state.

On the way home I found out this amusing building on the opposite side of Changgyeonggung.
The exterior of the building is made of doors.


bh yoo said...

Yesssss, I saw the installation when I passed there. The colorful walls were enough to catch eye though they were combined with used doors. The creativity was admirable!

flower girl said...

Nice photos.:)

무쌍 said...

Right. That building was drawn my eyes with such colorful surface. Actually I didn`t realize those doors .hmmm. Do you have a good vacation now? I hope so. Bye! I`ll be back later!

parisa mahmoudi said...

So Delightful palace!!!
I really like your culture,sometimes I see arirang TV,with lots of nice people,food,building and nature!