I'm not sure if this is going to work -- never tried hosting images off Flickr before, but now I'm trying to be all hip and Web 2.0.
Edit: It works! Hooray!
Edit 2: And thanks to whichever mod changed the title.
On the plane, an old Soviet Ilyushin-62, from Beijing to Pyongyang. I needed no reminding to fasten my belt.
Arrival! Interestingly, the picture of Kim Il Sung beaming was introduced around the country after his death (July 1994). Before that, portraits of him were much more stern. The airport had the old portrait until just a few years ago.
View of Giant Kim Il Sung statue on Mansu Hill, Pyongyang. TV tower in the distance.
gbcb and Kim Sr.
Cool shadow over Pyongyang.
In May Day stadium (150,000 seats), before the Mass Games. Each one of those little pixels in the stands is a kid holding up a placard. I think there are 20,000 of them in total. Anyway, lots. Watching the pre-game "calibration" was, to that point, one of the coolest things I had ever seen.
But then the Games started.
Mass Games performers
More Mass Games performers
It got a bit strange with the dancing eggs came out.