18 August 2014

Life in the Gruesome Stalinist Hell
of North Korea (gallery)

Talk about lack of public beach access:
1500+ miles of DPRK coastline is lined with an
electric fence to deter potential defections by sea


Well-water bathtub in village home


Not a car in sight


Members of the Worker-Peasant Red Guards shout anti-US slogans


Desperate soul harvests grass from public park- to eat as a salad


Shopping in supermarkets is a privilege reserved for
Communist Party elite and their families


North Korean roads often feature giant roadside blocks,
which can be slid onto the road in wartime.
They contain debris and shrapnel to inhibit the
mobility of tanks in case of a land invasion.


Terrified of being photographed,
North Korean citizens hide under boat to avoid cameraman


DPRK TV programming = monotonous cult chant


Interrogators kick the living crap out of woman who wouldn't talk...
or perhaps just for fun


35-year-old Mercedes patrol car


Road work sketchy outside the capitol Pyongyang


Typical dirt-poor Nork village


Industrial towns even more bleak


While urban Pyongyang residents live in soulless Soviet-style
concrete panel housing draped with shrill propaganda


Killer heels: legend has it Kim Jong Il hisself ordered female 
border guards to be dressed in these huge heels and 
brass-button-cuffed slacks so as to look taller/sexier


They still run steam trains over there


Riverbank laundry session


Black marketeers sell foreign cigarettes, etc.


Just trying to get home:
Massive lines form waiting for a seat on the country's
overtaxed and outdated public transport


Citizens in a park react with amazement to the sight of a (white) foreigner


Even Pyongyang receives only a few hours of electricity per day


They seem to run out of gas a lot too


Pyongyang traffic girl


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