I learned that only the Temples and Palaces are allowed to be painted while any other older, traditional house or building remains naturally coloured. This interesting fact came into play later when we talked about how a King built a house for one of his concubines. Not technically part of the palace, it remains white and brown.
Anywho... Deoksugung Palace was one of our morning attractions.
|View of the Palace from a building across the way. I like the contrast between old and new.|
The changing of the guard ceremony was cool to see, too. It was shorter than the ceremony at Buckingham Palace in the UK, but it was a lot more colourful--and very tourist friendly.
|Processing walking toward the front entrance.|
|The space is roped off for the ceremony. The two buildings in the back are the old and new city hall of Seoul.|
*Note: some of the men were wearing fake facial hair to fully create a more authentic look.
|Aren't we a stoic bunch.|
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