Just another lovely summer evening sky, this time over Deoksugung Palace. Deoksugung is something of an old friend of mine. I just love its many contrasts—old vs. new, Eastern vs. Western, nature vs. manmade. In a way, it’s a microcosm of Seoul itself.
I ran over to Deoksugung Palace yesterday during lunch to photograph the autumn foliage before the ginkgoes become totally bare. The sky was a bit hazy and grey, unfortunately. Of course, I look out the window today, and the sky is full of billowy white clouds, as it always is the day after I go [...]
(Seemingly) little known fact — you can walk around Deoksugung Palace at night. Well, at least until 9pm, anyway. Deoksugung is the smallest of Seoul’s royal residences. It’s also my favorite, thanks to its fascinating — albeit traumatic — history, unique combination of Korean traditional and Western architecture, quirky features and decidedly “urban” feel, surrounded [...]