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    Some photoes about Pyongyang-The capital of North Korea



    Most of these photoes were taken by a Chinese in May 2005.


    morning of Pyongyang

    woman police

    children

    cenotaph

    overlook from a hotel

    army

    newlywed

    cenotaph

    triumphal arch ,which taller than French's.

    In the evening

    bronze , how big it is !

    subway of Pyongyang

    morning!

    women
    Last edited by 4321go; 11-11-05 at 15:38. Reason: Add illustration.

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    Thanks for the pics. Did you go yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Index
    Thanks for the pics. Did you go yourself?
    No,I have never been to Korea! Though North Korea is our neighbor,It is secret to us~

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4321go
    No,I have never been to Korea! Though North Korea is our neighbor,It is secret to us~
    Really, no possibility for Chinese citizen to obtain a visa for a friendly visit?

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    so much resemblance between this statue in Pyongyang :


    and

    This statue in Sapporo,Hokkaido:
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    The Pyongyang hotel is terrible horrible and disgusting...and instead of boosting the image of Korea ...it has done the opposite.
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    Where are all the people? If you look in the photos, it seems like everyone is off the streets for a little afternoon nap....
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    I was surprised to see the Mercedes Benz in the second picture. Could it have been the Dear Leader himself?

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    ^^

    Go to eastern europe....Latvia for example.

    One of the poorest countries in Europe....yet everyone drives a Mercedes.

    All stolen.

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    Supposedly they only allow you to take photo's at 'appropriate times' and not just typical touristy photos. They have serious restrictions about photo taking too.
    Possibly the reason there are no people, is because they are starving and too hungry to move out of their shack like dwellings?
    Anyway those photos certainly make it 'look' much nicer than it is. Thanks for posting them! I had heard about the ridiculousness in extravagence opposed to the 'real' lives, but for some reason didnt think it would be this extreme.

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    Great photo's, I would love to go there.
    btw what is the big building, which looks like a piramade, in the first photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    Great photo's, I would love to go there.
    btw what is the big building, which looks like a piramade, in the first photo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyKola
    ^^

    Go to eastern europe....Latvia for example.

    One of the poorest countries in Europe....yet everyone drives a Mercedes.

    All stolen.
    What one of the poorest?
    It is a member of the EU... i doubt all mercedes' there are stolen

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    Yes...not all stolen.

    But travel all over Eastern Europe...6 in every 10 cars in a Mercedes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma Cherie
    You think you'll be let in?
    There's a tour soon, you might still be able to get on, unless your American. No visas issued to Americans last time I checked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyKola
    ^^

    Go to eastern europe....Latvia for example.

    One of the poorest countries in Europe....yet everyone drives a Mercedes.

    All stolen.
    Of course you're right it's not a matter of how rich or poor the country is. The point is that not just anybody can drive a Mercedes in the DPRK.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Guardian Weekly 6-9-2001
    Rural areas have abandoned tractors and reverted to ploughing by hand or with livestock. Mercedes Benz cars belonging to the ruling elite ply the streets of the capital, while ordinary citizens dig for edible plants in the grass strips that line the five-lane boulevards. The public food distribution system, on which three-quarters of the population depend, only provides rations on important dates such as the birthdays of Kim Il-sung or Kim Jong-il.

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    I would never want to go to N.korea simply because it is a seriously evil and corrupt country, doesn't have any redeeming qualitys, all you are doing by going on hoilday there is supporting an aweful country financially.
    If you go on holiday there you have to have a guide with you 24/7 and are only allowed to see certain areas at certain times of the day and not to talk to anyone directly- its all part of the propaganda system you see, but you got to be an idiot anyways to think that its a nice country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandylion
    Where are all the people? If you look in the photos, it seems like everyone is off the streets for a little afternoon nap....
    Quote Originally Posted by Kara_Nari
    Possibly the reason there are no people, is because they are starving and too hungry to move out of their shack like dwellings?
    That's the first thing that caught my eye also. Also the very few vehicles on the roadways. Not even one truck for the transporting of goods! It's kind of spooky looking at those pics. It must be one of the least crowded capitols in Asia. Kind of ironic and silly to have a traffic officer with so few vehicles on the road. She must be awfully bored.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4321go
    Though North Korea is our neighbor,It is secret to us~
    Why is it a secret? Does the government not talk about their ally North Korea to the Chinese people? I would think that something would be written about North Korea in the Chinese papers or something like that. Interesting.

    Thanks for posting the pictures for a glimpse into this most mysterious country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch Baka
    btw what is the big building, which looks like a piramade, in the first photo?
    Looking for the answer to this question (it is a hotel btw) I found this travel journal of a Japanese person who took a trip to N.Korea. There are good captions for many of the pictures on this thread, as well as lots more from his/her trip. Some are quite funny - even if they are not intended as so. Enjoy -M

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyKola
    Yes...not all stolen.

    But travel all over Eastern Europe...6 in every 10 cars in a Mercedes.
    I am from Eastern Europe.... true there is a lot of mercedes... however when I was in hungary, budapest to be more exact I saw regular cars... such as the ones I see here.

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    Did anyone see the recent North Korea piece on CNN? It featured some video secretly taken by an actual North Korean man, who risked torture and execution to take it.

    The images in that video showed quite a different story compared to the above pictures...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m477
    The images in that video showed quite a different story compared to the above pictures...
    The first set of pictures and the travellog I linked to all have pretty much the same photos - they were on sponsored tours and taken to pretty much the same areas. But you can tell in the Japanese travel journal that he/she knows there is more going on, but he/she won't be able to get a look at it...

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    I just got a picture of this : http://forum.ubuntu.org.cn/files/555_212.jpg

    This old cenotaph is for the Chinese People's Volunteer Army
    It is hard to find another of this kind of cenotaph~
    But

    You can find Kim_Il-sung's cenotaph almost everywhere!


    Hell, Kim_Il-sung
    I just read an article of Korean War,It is Kim_Il-sung's fault to start this war without inform China at first!
    drag China into the war is also a fault!...In fact ,a majority of Chinese officeholder refuse to join the war,but Mao_Zedong's will win...
    At last, Chinese People's Volunteer Army help North Korea drive U.S force away. But only this cenotaph for the Chinese People's Volunteer Army which is smaller than the Kim_Il-sung's...
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    Mandylion, that was a great link and indeed funny.

    It just seems so barren and desolate, among other things. Many other things. Very strange. Spooky, even.
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