Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gwangju, South Korea

Heeelooo.....and yes, im alive....in case you were wondering...but will get down to it later...or some other day...depends how spontaneous my posts end up...

this is called the Hwanbyeokdang Pavilion in Gwangju....is anyone willing to try the *Hwanbyeokdang* as a tongue twister?
It is said that this beautiful traditional Pavilion of Korea offers calm atmosphere at which scholars of the Choseon Dynasty taught their pupils.
It was built by Sachon (also known as Kim Yunje, 1501–1572) on the hill behind his house. A rough translation is 'a place surrounded by green trees and water.' It was also previously called "Byeokgandang".
The pavilion is known as a historical site related to Jeon Cheol, and has an anecdote regarding him. When Kim Yun-je took a nap in the pavilion, he dreamed that a dragon flew into the sky from a fishing spot. After awakening, he felt odd, so ran to the place and found a boy swimming there. Kim was so fascinated with the boy and his remarkable appearance, that arranged for his granddaughter to marry the boy. The boy was Jeong Cheol who later became a politician and famous literary figure.



 
this is one of those cases where im stuck with no info about the stamps...and on top of that, i feel too unwilling to actually get down to a into-depth search...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what a lovely blog...

carlos