Sunday, September 13, 2009

Korean National Museum

An ancient Korean pagoda, anchoring one end of the museums light filled main gallery.

No explanation necessary....

I can only imagine the sounds that would come out of these two.

The Korean National Museum is a huge structure, one of the largest museums in all of Asia. It houses mostly Korean artifacts but also has impressive collections from other Asian countries, notably China. At the time of my visit the museum was hosting an Egypt exhibit and they had pasted giant stickers on the face of each step, creating the cool image above. The picture is of course invisible to the people sitting on the steps.

Something akin to a crown made for the Korean royalty a thousand plus years ago. The picture does not do its ornateness justice.

1 comment:

  1. That was an interesting museum, if you like celadon. We "did" it in about an hour and half.