Coming to Gyeongbokgung Palace on a hot and humid afternoon with no one around felt sort of ... magical. I truly felt like a princess from the ancient times, standing in front of these giant crimson red gates. But unfortunately, the palace was closed so I couldn't explore the rest of it.

Although Gyeongbokgung Palace is known as the Palace of Shining Happiness, there was a certain serene and peaceful feel. Maybe because of its' emptiness or that the sun was at the beginning of its' set. It was nice to take a break from the craziness of exploring Seoul and just relax and take photos without any distractions.

I loved where the subway exit brought us. Even though this isn't the main gate to the palace, I got to witness the ancient and the modern buildings living simultaneously side by side. I always liked seeing the difference between what a city once was and what it has become.

My outfit features a very simple baby blue maxi, lace top, and some platform sneakers. Of course I would have loved to wear some platform heels with this outfit, but taking the subway, transferring subway lines, and walking around exempted that option! 

Maybe next time I'll be able to wander around the palace walls! As for now, I'll just be a lost princess.

This is just the first of my Seoul posts! Hope you enjoyed it! 

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202 Factory Earrings
Millau Lace Top
Maxi Dress from Groceries
Shoes from Korea