Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Seoul, Korea: Gates and Details at Changdeokgung Palace

There were many gates on these palace grounds. 

The roof tops were adorned with these (I'm going to say) Korean version of Gargoyles. I'm not positive, but maybe they were meant to ward off evil spirits or demons. In other words, these were meant to protect the palace and the people living here.

The palace grounds do extend quite a ways.

This seemed to be the place to have your group photo taken. With all the colors and details who could resist!

This statue was part of the stone stairs that lead to the Emperor's throne.

Natural and beautiful lighting in this room.

I loved the details of the paper windows. 

There was so much space around the Emperor's throne. He must have had a lot of people visiting him or waiting on him.