Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Blue House

I found myself captivated by the fact that The City Hunter and Kim Na Na worked as secret service for the Blue House. I was even more enthralled with how the house looked and found myself comparing it to our white house. I must say I am a little jealous.

I mean just look at it....


The Blue House is also known as Cheong Wa Dae... which literally translates to pavillion of Blue tiles. The house is not really just one singular house, but an entire compex of buildings that cover around 62 acres of land.
See even Google says that the name is Pavilion of Blue Tiles
 Satellite image of The Blue house and every building on the 62 acre plot

The site where it is built is actually the site of the royal garden of the Joseon Dynasty. If that era sounds familiar, then you have probably watched Rooftop Prince.


Some of the preserved ancient buildings from the Joseon Dynasty
The complex sits nestled in Seoul, South Korea at the base of Bukhan mountain. Isn't it beautiful!
Just think... in the Joseon Dynasty there was no Blue House. But a glorious palace with beautiful gardens surrounding it.
Joseon Dynasty art

If you are ever able to go to South Korea. There are tours available of the Blue House. Check out their very comprehensive website. You can even see what the president is doing. Albeit, he is not blogging his artwork like in City Hunter, but he is out and about.

2 comments:

  1. It was very helpful for you to put these photos up here to be seen and appreciated. They very much help to get an impression between WHAT WAS and WHAT NOW IS! Thank you very much for your time and effort!

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    1. You are very welcome. I hope to travel to South Korea and see this beauty in person sometime. Thank you so much for reading and for the comment!

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