Post #43 – As we learn about the rise and fall of Seoul’s main royal address, the Gyeongbokgung Palace, we reach a better understanding of how South Korea has grown into one of today’s top world economies. The tenacity and will for survival of this place is remarkable.  Built by King Taejo in 1395 shortly after the rise of the Joseon dynasty, Gyeongbokgung Palace suffered fire damage and was rebuilt around 1553.  Seven Kings were enthroned there. (Please continue reading the article in the below magazine pages, TAKE-KR MAGAZINE, December 2017)

TAKE-KR MAGAZINE - "Royal Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace"
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TAKE-KR MAGAZINE - "Royal Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace"
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TAKE-KR MAGAZINE - "Royal Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace"
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TAKE-KR MAGAZINE - "Royal Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace"
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TAKE-KR MAGAZINE - "Royal Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace"
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TAKE-KR MAGAZINE - "Royal Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace"
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TAKE-KR MAGAZINE - "Royal Seoul, Gyeongbokgung Palace"
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This singular pavilion perched on an island in its own large lily pond, together with the king’s vibrant hall and hundreds of colorful and ethereal hanboks floating around the grounds can easily make you fall in love with South Korea. These are the symbols of this country, visually and sentimentally; a country that preserves fragile art and beauty in the midst of adversity.

NOTE: Article continues in next post on MUSEUMS.

 

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“A long and sinuous Silk Road unites all our cultures, a road full of colors, hardships, and hopes. If given the chance to travel this road over and over again, overlapping images would melt into a warm human fabric, full of labor, sweat and dreams. This fabric inspires my work. Its resilience is my hope for a common road into a harmonious future.” Ellie Perla

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