Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fountains and Artillery Shells

Located at the intersection of the neoclassical Seokjojeon, National Museum of Art, and Jeukjodang, this bronze fountain feels as out of place in the palace as Seokjojeon itself. Unlike Korean gardens which are traditionally located at the rear of buildings, this more Western style is located in front. Water was a typical feature of Korean gardens, but in a manmade waterfall - not a fountain. The fountain was completed in 1937, but parts of it were torn down and used to make artillery shells during WWII. 

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