Saturday, October 14, 2017
Some details of my visit with my daughter Cassandra in South Korea...
Sunday we took a tour to the DMZ, where we were only a couple kilometers from North Korea. Some exhibits on the border express an abiding interest in reconciliation if not reunification.
We visited the site of a recently discovered North Korean tunnel. Here propaganda is the name of the game.
Monday we explored the city on foot. There are ancient palaces preserved within the confines of an ultra-modern city. This one is called Deoksugung and was used by various monarchs from 1392 to 1919.
Portions of the past and its artifacts are well preserved at Deoksugung.
The main palace at Gyeongbokgung even has its own lake. A person can imagine they're not in the middle of one of largest cities in the world if you choose the right direction to gaze.
A restored stream runs through the center of the Jung-gu district. In it a heron plied its trade, seemingly indifferent to onlookers.