The plaster statues are clean and not broken apart. North Korea is a perfect reproduction of the year 1950.
Oil is almost inexistant, so most of the labor is manual.
Water seems not to be avaliable everywhere when you leave the capital. A woman is washing her clothes in the river.
Life in a village.
Energy supply is cut by night. ”
The city at night is scary, there is no light on the streets and people use white lights and no curtains.”
Lack of urban design. “The whole Pyongyang is like this, when he asked the guide about the old
houses the guide said that old people didn’t want to move out in the
new ones and like it that way”
Prepared for an invasion: the big cubes can be pushed on the road to trap the enemy tanks.
Photos made by Artemii Lebedev, one of the leading web-designers in Russia. Recently he went to North Korea in a trip and made a lot of “forbidden photos”. There are more here. (HT Ajopringue). His reflexions are also very interesting.