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  • georgesong 8:55 pm on February 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: fire, namdaemun, seoul   

    CNN.com: Seoul’s historic gate destroyed… 

    [UPDATE|02.11.2008 @ 04.57pm (PST)]: south korea arrests man in landmark fire…
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    wow, was on hun’s site and saw these photos…

    artdebrisafpgi.jpgartseoulafpgi.jpgartgatefireap.jpg

    at first, i thought it was his incredible skills in photoshop.
    but after going to the article in cnn and reading:
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    A fire has destroyed Namdaemun, South Korea’s oldest wooden structure and a national treasure, fire officials said Monday.
    Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire, which started around 9 p.m. Sunday and burned for hours.
    More than a hundred firefighters poured water on the more-than-600-year-old structure, trying to save it.

    The gate has stood at the center of Seoul, having served as the main entry point into the capital centuries ago, and is considered a national symbol to Koreans around the world.

    President-elect Lee Myung-bak visited the scene and deplored the landmark’s destruction.
    “People’s hearts will ache,” he told officials, The Associated Press reported.

    The gate was closed to the public for nearly a century before being reopened in 2006 after a renovation, according to AP.

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    i was there the past two years and was humbled and amazed at the richness of the korean culture… ‘my‘ culture. 
    and to lose such an important landmark like this is immeasurable.

    i am deeply saddened by the permanency of this loss…  😦

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  • georgesong 7:31 pm on February 11, 2008 Permalink | Reply
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    worship setlist @ Q – 2008.02.10 

    both of the accompanying singers were out sick!!!  i  was like ‘no!!!!‘… the setlist and the key range of these songs were specifically suited for their beautiful soprano voices! and according to jko, ‘at the foot of the cross‘ is what she calls ‘grace’s song‘! 
    anyway, when you get lemons, you make lemonade…
    …and big ups to RG and Andy, for filling in last minute!

    overall, a great time had by all… 🙂
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    welcome/opening set:

    • pass me not, o gentle Saviour [key of G] by words by fanny crosby & music by w. howard doane

    – at the foot of the cross [key of E] by kathryn scott

    invitation/eucharist:

    offeratory/closing song:
    – You’re worthy of my praise [key of G] by david ruis

     
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