A very peaceful atmosphere of Hyangwonjeong which is located in Gyeongbokgung Palace. The lake was all frozen during the winter.
Hyangwonjeong, or Hyangwonjeong Pavilion, is a small, two-story hexagonal pavilion built around 1873 by the order of King Gojong when Geoncheonggung residence was built to the north within Gyeongbokgung.
The pavilion was constructed on an artificial island of a lake named Hyangwonji, and a bridge named Chwihyanggyo connects it to the palace grounds. The name Hyangwonjeong loosely translates as "Pavilion of Far-Reaching Fragrance," while Chwihyanggyo translates as "Bridge Intoxicated with Fragrance."
The bridge Chwihyanggyo was originally located on the north side of the island and was the longest bridge constructed purely of wood during the Joseon Dynasty however, it was destroyed during the Korean War. The bridge was reconstructed in its present form on the south side of the island in 1953.
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cargus (6434) 2013-02-21 21:41
Excellent winter landscape, well framed and played in the most beautiful colors of winter, a well made picture.!
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-22 9:00
very eye catching thanks to the great composition and amazing contrast between quite cool scenery and bright red leaves in the foreground. They also provide some natural framing. Lovely colors and contrast. Excellent sharpness.
cfege (61) 2013-03-16 4:45
Great use of colour to contrast with the winter scene, I have a similar shot of the same spot from summer which is very different (and not as good)!
- Copyright: Eugene Fu (eugenefu) (391)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Pentax K-r, Pentax SMC DAL f/3.5 - 5.6 18-55mm AL
- Exposure: f/8, 1/180 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Seoul We Create Together, Seoul We Enjoy Together [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-21 19:55