Sunday, October 14, 2012

Courtyard and Geunjeongjeon Hall

The spacious courtyard leading up to the main throne hall known as Geunjeongjeon is comprised of rough-hewn granite stone slabs. Such finishing helps reduce glare. On the photo above, notice the stone markers near where the people are walking. It is here that officials lined up by ranks at the designated marker. The courtyard has three paths leading to the throne hall. Only the king could walk along the center path. 
This lofty roof is rather deceiving, appearing to have two floors. Instead, the illusion completes a high-ceilinged one-floor chamber.

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