Gyeongbok Palace

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hey, that girl looks familiar...
First, a temple.  Then, another palace- but this one was really nice.  Walking on sand and stone around the yards, the only grass was outside the central zone, and my sturdy Sketchers flip-flops were good enough.  Hell, those same sturdy Sketcher flip-flops survived the steep trek from the statue to the street the previous day (the Fortress), because if one of those straps broke... it was gonna hurt!

Anyway, back to the palace.  It was almost like Beijing's Forbidden City except on a much smaller scale.  The buildings were pretty much the same in this palace, and the writing on those buildings- in Chinese.  Go figure.  Anyway, after much walking and picture-taking, we ended up by a lake with an island.  And in the pictures, the the water looks brown... because it is.  Then for the photo-op of me with the cardboard cut-out.  Christina was taking the picture while Jon was standing behind her giving her bunny ears and making faces.  Supposedly to get me to smile.  Like that was a problem.  From then it was the subway back to Seoul station and the fast train back to Suwon.
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hey, that girl looks familiar...
hey, that girl looks familiar...
wait... that doesnt look Korean...
wait... that doesn't look Korean...
a tree in front of the temple
a tree in front of the temple
more of the temple
more of the temple
please take your shoes off before …
please take your shoes off before…
the three giant Buddhas
the three giant Buddhas
a drum
a drum
at the palace
at the palace
on each side of an empty channel
on each side of an empty channel
the throne
the throne
and still more not-Korean
and still more not-Korean
that dude in black seems to be mak…
that dude in black seems to be ma…
its a sundial
it's a sundial
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photo by: chiyeh