Reflected Pagoda, Korea

Lovely Hyangwonjeong Pavilion reflected in a pond on the grounds of the Gyeongbok Royal Palace in Seoul, former home of the Joseon Dynasty. Its name means 'Pavilion of the Far-Reaching Fragrance', and it sits in a quiet little place surrounded by lotus and maples. The serenity here belies its history. In 1895, very close by, Queen Min was brutally assassinated. Her death and the intrigue surrounding the murder led to the fall of the Dynasty, and to 35 years of Japanese occupation.
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