Posted by: rbbadger | June 23, 2010

Bronze doors

Myeong-dong Cathedral recently celebrated its centennial.  For my first two years in Korea, you couldn’t even see the front of the building, being as it was under renovation at the time.  This church was designed by Father Eugène Coste, M.E.P., a French missionary priest stationed in Seoul.  Many of the missionaries were skilled in different fields.  Father Coste was an architect, as was Father Victor Louis Poisnel who would oversee the church’s completion.  This structure, made from bricks, was the first building to use bricks on such a large scale in Korea.  For this reason, brick makers and brick layers had to be brought in from China in order to build it.  With the renovation of the tower complete, you can now see the beautiful entry to the cathedral church.

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