The day starts at midnight in Dongdaemun, Seoul. Its markets buzz with life: retailers, clients and general traders from all over the country gather in what is one of K-fashion's birthplaces.
Not far from the busiest center of Seoul, with all the traffic and political rallies, there is Seochon, a quaint neighborhood in Seoul. Its only arcade is a microcosm of South Korea today, at the intersection of rapid change and nostalgia for the past.
When you think of 'traditional Korean palace,' you won't think of this white building. The Grand Conservatory has a complex past, now open to the public.