Our first stop in Seoul, was Changdeokgung Palace (also known as things you may have missed during your nap)
Inside the throneroom (it’s interesting to see the incorporation of electric lightbulbs in a place that would otherwise fit comfortably into ancient history… well, minus the stanchions):
Like any tourist, I spent a lot of time looking up. The artwork on the roof is exquisite.
The doorway to the king’s offices, modified to allow a car to park underneath the overhang.
Random courtyard. It was really difficult to push the stroller (and carry the stroller over the inexplicably tall door jabs while ducking the short door frames) and take decent pictures. I was really thankful for the stroller however, given the size of the Secret Garden behind Changdeokgung Palace.
Inside the king’s bedroom, converted to a meeting hall. According to the tour guide, there’s almost a national phobia of fire in these palaces, and the incorporation of electric lighting over torches was enthusiastic.
The residence of one of the relatives of the king (sorry, jet lag and sleep deprivation enforced by several kicks to the head from a spinning toddler in the middle of the night has adversely affected my memory). You’re going to have to find the purpose of this structure, yourself, Cookie.