Ancient Clasp

  What’s the goal of any good artist or craftsman? I believe it’s to take pride in your creation, to put hard work and detail into everything you do, regardless of the status that piece receives. Great craftsmanship, big and small, seems to withstand changes in trends through time. I found this ancient door clasp on…

Ostentatious Interior

I have seen many beautiful ancient structures all over the world. The ancient eastern temples of South Korea are no exception. This is the ceiling of one of the buildings inside the Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea. The architecture is very similar to that of the temples found in and around the Imperial City in Beijing,…

Gyeongbokgung Guard

The Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea has guards draped in colorful uniforms standing watch at the gates. The palace is reminiscent of the Imperial Palace in Beijing, but far less crowded and much smaller. I found this a very affordable and enjoyable place to explore.