North Korea HDR Photographs
When I travelled to North Korea in March I took some photos and even painted some pictures. But that’s not all: Every once in a while I took a moment to bracket my exposures and came up with these:
From a balcony atop the Grand People’s Study House, looking across Kim Il Sung Square toward Juche Tower.
Undeniably the strangest stop on the entire tour was this former palace of Kim Il Sung’s, converted to a mausoleum containing not just the deceased Leaders in state, but also their personal collection of degrees, awards, medals, cars, boats, and train carriages!
The Ryugyong Hotel:
Looking across the Taedong River, toward Kim Il-Sung Square:
Pyongyang is much, much larger than the relatively small downtown core our tour crisscrossed. It is a sprawling city of two million of North Korea’s most privileged citizens.
Monument to the Founding of the Korean Workers’ Party:
Evening in Pyongyang:
Arch of Triumph:
The Pyongyang Metro:
Pulling out from Pyongyang station on the train north to the border:
Sunset in Sinuiju. This bridge is (for now) the only way to get from Sinuiju to the Chinese city of Dandong on the other side of the river: