Tuesday, December 1, 2009

歡慶殿 Homestead in the Palace, 창경궁 Changkyunggoong Palace Seoul Korea Jul 25 2009

built in about 170 years ago for the dynasty
the house was mainly for king and princess
and it used to be provided for VIP guests as well.

건물은 성종 15년에 건립되었으며, 임진왜란으로 소실된 것을 광해군 8년에 중건하였다. 그 후 순조 30년(1830)의 큰 불로 소실되었던 것을 그 34년에 중수하여 오늘에 이른다.

이곳은 창경궁의 한 내전으로 왕이 늘 거처하던 곳이며, 중종이 이곳에서 승하했고, 효명세자(익종으로 추존)가 승하했을 때는 빈궁(殯宮)으로 사용하기도 했다.

정면 7칸, 측면 4칸의 단층 팔작기와집으로, 겹처마이며 기둥 위에는 이익공의 공포를 짜고 기둥사이에는 두세 개씩의 화반을 놓았다. 건물의 내부에는 모두 우물마루로 변형되었다. 외진평주(外陳平柱)와 내진고주(內陣高柱)를 배열하여 퇴량을 걸고 . 대들보(大樑)은 내진고주 사이에 걸었다.

Friday, February 13, 2009

聖堂 Cathedral Church of St. James A.D. 1793, King Street Toronto Feb 11 2009

The Cathedral Church of St James in Toronto, Ontario, is the oldest congregation in the city. Established in 1797, the current structure was completed in 1844 and was one of the largest buildings in the city. The church is listed as an Ontario Heritage Property and a National Historic Site and is the episcopal seat of the Anglican Church of Canada's Diocese of Toronto.
At 305 feet (92.9 m), the cathedral's spire makes it the second tallest church in Canada, after Saint Joseph's Oratory in Montreal. It was designed by Fredrick Cumberland and is a prime example of Gothic Revival architecture. It opened for services on June 19, 1853, and the clocktower was finished in 1874, with the clock being installed a year later. The total length of the cathedral is 198 feet, with a maximum width of 98 feet.
The cathedral's tower clock has five bells that still ring through the city today, and the chiming clock is "one of the finest examples of a chiming public clock anywhere in the world." The tower also houses a full peal of 12 change-ringing bells, the largest such peal in North America.
At the turn of the 20th century, St James' Cathedral was the tallest building in Toronto, and was often the first thing immigrants noticed when they stepped off the train at old Union Station.
Royal St. George's College, on Howland Avenue, is the church's choir school and is open to boys in grades 3 through 12. The school houses the Chapel of St Alban the Martyr. The chaplain is Fr David Donkin.