Just like at Sungkyunkwan, Jongmyo also has a path for spirits. Interesting points:
Our guide, Lee Bae-yong, explains the entry area. The translator is right behind her.
We enter another area. I didn't exactly catch every name. Eosulsil?
Tom darts by.
Going up for a closer look of Jeongjeon.
Our guide leads us through the pavilion part.
We had a rare opportunity to go inside the building.
The tablets to former kings are uncovered. I'd assume they wouldn't be careless enough to keep anything authentic in here at this point, though.
I wandered away on my own a bit.
Looking back at the group.
Looking back from farther.
After the group moved on, I had a closer look at the tablets.
The workers patiently waited for us to leave before packing up.
Out front on the cobblestone square.
An attempt to get the whole thing in frame without a wide-angle lens.
They said it was lucky to get a group photo here. A Joseon tradition, I'm sure.
A panorama of Yeongnyeongjeon
At the end, there was a brief concert.
I spent a bunch of time trying to photograph this tile.
No HDR at all.