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"Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea"
Oil on Canvas, 16 x 20 inches
(41 x 51 cm)
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With a college buddy teaching English here I was swayed to visit Korea and Japan over a European trip. Having someone to visit makes the trip so much more enjoyable.
I stayed at the IP Boutique Hotel (recommend) in Itaewon. Friday night included a Korean a traditional Korean barbeque with said buddy and his fiancee and a healthy amount of Soju ;)
The city had quite a few great landmarks like the: War Memorial of Korea (which I highly recommend as it provides a great historical view of the unfortunate constant conflicts that the Korean people have had to deal with for centuries), Admiral Yi Sun Shin Statue, and the Gyeongbokgung Palace (which I choose to represent this city). Unfortunately the Namdaemun Gate has a building over it while it's being restored from an arson fire in 2008 so I didn't get to see it.
" Gyeongbokgung Palace, Seoul, South Korea"