National Geographic : 1933 Oct
Photograph by W. Robert Moore MANY CENTURIES OF PROGRESS-AGAINST A MOUNTAIN BACKDROP The pagodalike building of Korean architecture once served as the Temple of Heaven for luxury-loving rulers who lived atSeoul. Inthe center isthe Japanese built Municipal Building, and at the left is the city's radio tower. At the base of the hills, a little to the left of the temple pavilion, are the Residency buildings and some of the old palaces. From its founding, in 1392, Seoul continued as capital until the Japanese assumed control in 1910.