Sunday, May 5, 2013

Another place I was hoping to see this year

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Haedong Yonggungsa Temple
Watercolour and crayon
©2013 Charlene Brown

After posting an etching of Palmyra, a Syrian archaeological site I have missed several chances to visit, I’m back trying to fill in for the missed opportunity to see South Korea later this year.
This temple is one of the fascinating places I’d heard about for the first time when I was researching South Korea’s ‘painting possibilities’ in Google Images. Unlike most Buddhist temples in Korea, typically built high in the mountains, Haedong Yonggungsa is spectacularly situated overlooking the East China Sea.  It was built in 1376, and is one of the major Buddhist temples in Busan.