Thursday Doors: Gyeongbokgung Palace

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.

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It was a treat and a delight to be taken by my daughter on a four-day getaway to Seoul, Korea. We romped through local markets, toured historical sites, ate plentiful amounts of delicious food, got lost a time or two, laughed a lot, visited a good friend, and simply enjoyed ourselves!

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Photo taken by Sarah

The Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, Korea was our first historical site to visit.  The palace is known as the “Palace of Shining Happiness.”  It was built in 1395, destroyed during the Japanese invasion in 1592-1598, and restored in 1852-1919.

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We wandered through several gates, along stone and sand walkways, and among the history-soaked buildings of the palace compound.

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IMG_4070The sky was blue, the company was wonderful, and the doors were big and incredible!

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Photo taken by Sarah

Kamsahamnida (thank you) for stopping by.  If you would like to see more doors from all around the globe, visit Norm’s.  Have a nice weekend!

 

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Sheree says:

    Amazing place (and doors)!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the photos. I’ve been “through” Seoul so many times over the years, it was wonderful to visit and see the sites. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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      1. TCast says:

        Lovely large doors!

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      2. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  2. Norm 2.0 says:

    These are go-big-or-go-home impressive.

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  3. Lovely photos. The place is amazing, and also amazingly huge. Your photos brought back great memories.

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    1. Thanks so much! Have you visited Seoul?

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      1. Yes. Only once though.

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  4. slfinnell says:

    Good weather, family, friends and fun.. A perfect time!

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  5. Joanne Sisco says:

    The green and rusty-red appears to be a theme throughout this building.

    I like the 4th photo looking through the doorway to the modern buildings in the distance. I find these kinds of photos interesting when the old and new are intermixed.

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    1. I was focused on the door and didn’t notice that. Great eye! I too like photos of the old and new intermixed. Thanks for stopping by, Joanne. =)

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