Paintings from the Around the World - Imperial Procession

Korean painting, Imperial Procession


"Imperial Procession, Seoul, South Korea


Story Behind the Painting

This traditional South Korean painting titled "Imperial Procession" is of the Deoksugung Palace in Seoul during the noon ringing of the bell ceremony. The palace is in downtown Seoul near my family's church, ChungDong First Methodist Church, which was founded by my great, great grandfather, Henry Gerhard Appenzeller. I thought the traditional bright robes really stood out from the modern buildings and crowds.