Jeongja – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Jeongja, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

One of the interesting things about living in a very multicultural country is that you can have tastes of other cultures without venturing far from home. I had the pleasure of photographing this Jeongja, located on the grounds of the Royal Alberta Museum, this weekend.

The mix of detailed architecture and crisp white snow makes for a stunning image. The contrast of the exotic styling surrounded by the wintry Canadian landscape makes the scene more memorable as the combination is a little unexpected.

A Jeongja is a traditional Korean pavilion built as a place where people and nature can unite. This Jeongja was a present from the Gangwon Province (Korea) to Alberta in celebration of Alberta’s centennial. Alberta and Gangwon Province share a “twinned” relationship that was originally focused on agricultural cooperation.

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