Bringing life to Seoul's ancient sites 2012/05/26, Source,
Series of traditional performances set to take place in historic palaces
It's an old saying among architects that buildings come alive only once people live in them. While the ancient palaces in Seoul have been vacant for centuries, cultural initiatives have brought these historic sites back from the dead. The capital's palaces have welcomed visitors with open arms, perhaps going further than ever before to draw people in and raise awareness of Korean cultural heritage. Lectures, concerts, musicals, fashion shows, media art exhibits and even tightrope walking performances have been held recently at Seoul's palaces. They have remained open at night, allowing people to wander around the grounds holding just a cheongsachorong, a red-and-blue traditional Korean lantern,...More
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