Posted by: rbbadger | January 3, 2010

The Cathedral at dusk

Here is Myeong-dong Cathedral at dusk.  For so long, the tower was under wraps due to renovation work.  Until the age of skyscrapers, it was the most prominent feature of Seoul, given that it is perched on the top of a hill.  It really is quite a lovely place.  It was designed and built by French missionaries.  Many of the French missionaries were quite remarkable men.  They were often talented in several fields.  A few of them, such as Father Coste, were architects.  In front of the Cathedral is a modernist statue by a Korean artist whose name escapes me.  His work is very common, as I’ve seen it in a number of parishes throughout the country. 

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