Saturday, November 10, 2012

Red through the Gold

Located at the rear of the Deoksugung Palace in Seoul, this structure completed in 1900 is a mixture of Western and Korean styles. Whereas I found the Seokjojeon Neoclassical style building to be quite out of place, I rather like the combination here. On this fall day, the golden tree motifs surrounding the veranda, along with the gorgeous flaming tree framed by the veranda scrolled roof made the scene all the more memorable. Hard to believe that skyscrapers and embassies lay just beyond the wall in a city of over 10 million.

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