Changing The Guard

Today we visited the Deoksugung Palace which is withing walking distance of our hotel. We were outside the gate at about 13:30 in expectation of the 'Changing of the Guard' ceremony. Jenny was approached by a local lady who asked her to be part of the ceremony. Each time a 'guest' is invited to commence the event with three strikes on the drum.

She asked us to stand inside the roped-off area and after the participants had assembled the drum master handed her the club and she was asked to beat the drum three times. Her first hit wasn't all that loud and she was encouraged to 'hit harder !!', she did her best. Overall the ceremony lasted about 30 minutes and was very colourful.

Many thanks for your visits and comments. I will try to upload on a daily basis but will have limited time to browse and comment.

For more information and to follow the progress of our time away I am maintaining a 'blog', if you are interested, here is a link http://2013cruise.travellerspoint.com/
Very beautiful and very colourful display. She was lucky to be chosen to open the ceremony. Very memorable event.
posted April 9th, 2013  
@sangwann Thanks Dione, she's still smiling 8-)
posted April 9th, 2013  
Wonderful color, and great for Jenny.
posted April 9th, 2013  
Great collages. What a color display you've captured.
posted April 9th, 2013  
@frankhymus Thanks Frank, she certainly enjoyed it.

@fauxtography365 There was colour everywhere. Thanks for the visit
posted April 9th, 2013  
A privilege for your Jenny, fantastic shots and colour Tony
posted April 9th, 2013  
Wonderful costumes and colors.
posted April 10th, 2013  
Colorful and descriptive photos. I love these shots.
posted April 10th, 2013  
@tonygig Thanks Tony, she loved it.

@mrssmith203 Thanks Carla, very traditional Korean - primary colours

@sjwyatt30 Thanks Sandra - thought the collage showed more.
posted April 10th, 2013  
Great collage. How neat for her. That is a nice little memory for her
posted April 10th, 2013  
@bkbinthecity Thanks Brian, she enjoyed it.
posted April 10th, 2013  
How brilliant! She certainly looks like she was enjoying it. Great collage - I love the style and colour of the costumes
posted April 10th, 2013  
@filsie65 Thanks Phil, she's hiding a high level of anxiety.
posted April 10th, 2013  
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