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Pyongyang, day 3 in DPRK

The third day was scheduled as a city tour day. Pyongyang is the capital city of DPRK. There should be about 2.5 million people in this city. Difficult to imagine because the streets are mostly empty - there are not many cars. People are walking or riding a bicycle. Some trams and trolleybuses... not so many.

At first we visited the great library. It's situated next to Kim Il Sung Square and of course a huge statue of the great leader welcomed us and we bowed again...

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In the library, people were studying foreign languages (English this time) in a studio which reminded me of the one I used when I was at school.

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It was great to find something Finnish from the library, for example music (Sibelius)

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Also some handy scientific books written in Finland were available (Forest research 1973)

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The view from the top floor balcony toward Kim Il Sung Square...

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...and the library seen from the square.

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Some buildings around the square. Art and Military Museums if I'm not wrong.

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Local transportation.

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Traffic jam? Not here!

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Juche tower and kids rowing on Taedong River.

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The old bell and Juche Tower.

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The guide at Juche Tower

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People who learnt Juche ideology have their badges on the tower wall, quite many from Finland!

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Views from the tower.

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Tourists... sigh!

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The monument of Korean Worker's Party.

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The guide at the monument - nice dress!

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Nice graffiti!

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to be continued...



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Oct. 19th, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)
Too square for my own taste..
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