Seoul Pictures Gallery
Images from Seoul city and the National Folk Museum in Seoul

Ancient Korean Book - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  Ancient Korean Book - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
Pages from an ancient Korean Book
Outdoor Cooking in Ancient Korea - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  Outdoor Cooking in Ancient Korea - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
Mother and daughter in Seoul - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  Mother and daughter in Seoul - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
This lady pleasantly allowed to have a picture taken. The picture did not turn out great as I was using Velvia on a overcast day with no tripod, but I still like it very much.
Kimchee Display - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  Kimchee Display - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
A display of different varieties of Kimchee (Kim chi?) at the museum. The picture was taken through the glass under fluorescent lighting. I increased the saturation-levels of red and green colors with photoshop to portray the scene.
Ancient Korean Snowshoes - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  Ancient Korean Snowshoes - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
A display of ancient Korean cross-country skis and snowshoes!
A stone statue - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  A stone statue - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
A stone statue just outside the museum. They represent soldiers, and scholars and placed in front of the tombs to symbolize the guarding of the royal.
Tools used in old Korea - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  Tools used in old Korea - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
Totempoles - Ancient Korea - 
    (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
  Totempoles - Ancient Korea - (from the National Folk Museum of Korea, Seoul)
Tower at entrance - Changdeokgung Palace - 
    Tower at one of the entrances of Changedeokgung Palace in Seoul.  
  Tower at entrance - Changdeokgung Palace - Tower at one of the entrances of Changedeokgung Palace in Seoul.
Another picture of the tower at entrance - 
     Some stone sculptures line the walkway
  Another picture of the tower at entrance - Some stone sculptures line the walkway
The emperor's leisure room - Changedeokgung Palace, Seoul - 
     The emperor's leisure room.
  The emperor's leisure room - Changedeokgung Palace, Seoul - The emperor's leisure room.
Look at the vase and the lamps. The red chair is where the emperors sat reclined.
Corridor and the courtyard - Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul - 
     Corridor and the courtyard in winter - for some fresh air and sunshine
  Corridor and the courtyard - Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul - Corridor and the courtyard in winter - for some fresh air and sunshine
Courtyard - Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul - 
     Bigger courtyard in the palace.
  Courtyard - Changdeokgung Palace, Seoul - Bigger courtyard in the palace.
Closeup of the tower at entrance - 
     Almost fully made of wood
  Closeup of the tower at entrance - Almost fully made of wood
Residence inside the palace - 
     A residential building inside the palace
  Residence inside the palace - A residential building inside the palace
A frozen pond inside the palace - 
     Artificial pond - must have been a swimming pool in summer
  A frozen pond inside the palace - Artificial pond - must have been a swimming pool in summer
Not sure how they kept it clean. Frozen solid in winter.
A corner of the roof of the tower - 
    The inside of a corner of the roof on one of the gateways.
  A corner of the roof of the tower - The inside of a corner of the roof on one of the gateways.
Lots of intricate artwork on wood. Little scupltures of monkeys on the outside.
The inside of the tower - 
    A clearer picture of the inside of the roof. 
  The inside of the tower - A clearer picture of the inside of the roof.
Vivid colors and artwork on wood. I took all these pictures without a flash (didn't have one) and ended up adjusting some of the pictures in photoshop to portray the real colors.
National Folk Museum - Gyeongbok Palace - 
    A museum of Korean architecture and folk life tradition.
  National Folk Museum - Gyeongbok Palace - A museum of Korean architecture and folk life tradition.
A nice little overlook room - 
    Looked like the overlook room for what looked like a little playground.
  A nice little overlook room - Looked like the overlook room for what looked like a little playground.
Seoul sidewalk and traffic jam - 
    Seoul sidewalk and traffic jam
  Seoul sidewalk and traffic jam - Seoul sidewalk and traffic jam
A few people were purchasing Korean fast food on the sidewalk.
Seoul sidewalk - 
    Light rain and snow had just started in an evening.
  Seoul sidewalk - Light rain and snow had just started in an evening.
A little store on the sidewalk.
Seoul sidewalk - 
    Light rain and snow had just started in an evening.
  Seoul sidewalk - Light rain and snow had just started in an evening.
Jogye-Sa Buddhist Temple, Seoul - 
     Buddhist temple - located very close to the city center
  Jogye-Sa Buddhist Temple, Seoul - Buddhist temple - located very close to the city center
A very short taxi-ride takes you to this beautiful Buddhist temple. This temple is one of the places that a typical arranged tour includes as it is located very close to the city centers.


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