Taken September 2009 while driving through Pyongyang in a bus (hence the poor photo quality)
I believe this is the entrance to a factory
I thought the style of these trams looked very familiar. They are Czech made, and likely the same style as the ones I rode in Prague several years ago.
Koryo Hotel on the left
Propaganda vehicle (notice the speakers on the top)
Top of the Ryugyong Hotel
The only gas station I saw in North Korea
A Nissan Paladin aka Nissan Xterra. The only reason I really took this photo was because I own an Xterra.
A very crowded tram
The Mansudae Grand Monument to Kim Il-Sung. After Kim Jong-il’s death they added a statue of him as well.
And that is the end of the Pyongyang street photos. All of them can be found here.
More photos from Pyongyang in September 2009.
Traffic Girl (because who needs stoplights?)
City beautification project
City park with playground
Apartment buildings and propaganda
Taedongmun (Taedong Gate). This is the eastern gate of the inner castle of the walled city of Pyongyang and one of the National Treasures of North Korea. The gate was originally built in the sixth century however the present construction dates from 1635 (the original was burnt to the ground during in the late 16th century).
Surprise, more propaganda
The elusive male traffic control officer
Pyongyang high rises
More random photos taken while driving through Pyongyang, North Korea in September 2009.
More propaganda. It is literally everywhere.
Mangyongdae Children’s Palace
Ryugyong Hotel under construction.
Decorations for the September 9th “Independence Day” holiday
Portrait of Kim Il-Sung on a building
Approaching Kim Il-Sung’s Mausoleum (Kumsusan Memorial Palace)
Another view of Kumsusan Memorial Palace
Every fall, thousands of Washingtonians hop in their cars and drive the two hours to Shenandoah National Park to view the colorful trees that envelope Skyline Drive, the 105 mile road that runs the entire length of the park. Most of these visitors rarely venture out of their cars, only stopping to snap the occasional photo, so the park’s trails remain relatively quiet. We arrived at the park one Saturday afternoon in October, and since we only had a few hours left until sunset, we settled on hiking the Snead Farm Trail, an easy 3.2 miles that loops through the forest and abandoned farmland. Below are some photos from the hike as well as Skyline Drive.
American pose 😉
The barn on Snead farm
More photos of Skyline Drive.
Random photos taken while driving through Kaesong. Compared to the showcase city of Pyongyang, Kaesong has rougher roads and much poorer infrastructure.
No traffic girls like Pyongyang. All the officers were men.
Obligatory Kim Il-Sung statue
More Kim Il-Sung
More photos here.