Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blooms on the Grounds

Although the buildings at Changgyeonggung Palace are not that impressive (many were destroyed by the Japanese during unsuccessful invasions and later during colonial rule), this Seoul palace does have some pretty grounds. I find it to the be the prettiest in spring when the azaleas are in bloom. 

More azaleas on the path leading up to the glass house beyond Chundangji Pond

Spring abounds just beyond the Chundangji Pond.

Devoid of any buildings (Japanese demolished the royal carriages & livery stable area to make space for a zoo stable), the Gwolnaegaksa area now contains many tall bushes and trees. Fuchsia, pink and magenta were the colors of the day.

I love the twisted juniper tree, contrasting with the blooms and brick wall.

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