Pi-wun is from the Chinese, meaning miracle garden. It refers to the "secret gardens" behind Changdeokgung; I have included a few pics below (I like using these tables to organize the photos, but despite scrutinizing the code, cannot make the annoying gap on top disappear):
Following the palace tour, we had samgyupsal at Insa-dong, served by a lovely Chinese girl.
After stuffing ourselves, we visited a few art galleries in Insa-dong. First, here are three public art installations, the third of which should look familiar to readers of the updated "Neighborhood Art" post--the artist, I now know, is Chung Kuk-taek:
Insa-dong is a street in Jongno-gu with several side streets (Insa-dong-1-gil, Insa-dong-2-gil, etc) which is exclusively populated with art galleries, craft shops, traditional tea houses, and cafes and restaurants. Very artsy, and as you might expect, a lot of it is crap. Below are just a few of the better pieces (in my opinion) in the galleries we visited--at least the ones that allowed photography.
As we were leaving, we came across ddok--rice cakes--being made in the traditional fashion.