Saturday, January 29, 2011

Seoul: Pictures of Palaces

As part of our four day winter vacation to the tropical wonderland of Seoul, Shane and I spent several hours wandering palace grounds. Seoul is home to five Joseon Dynasty palaces, one of which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Though the raw weather chilled us through, the palaces' vibrant colors reminded us of sunny days. 

or, the Palace of Shining Happiness
originally constructed 1394

or, the Palace of Prospering Virtue
originally constructed 1412

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I'm amazed at how vivid the colors are. They must really take care of their buildings instead of letting them fall to ruin like they do in the U.S.