Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Postcard of North Korea

This photo was taken from the Dora Observatory looking across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) and into North Korea. The flag-tower at Kijong-dong, near the centre of the shot, is claimed to be the tallest flagpole in the world. Alas, the wind wasn't blowing very hard so the North Korean flag was hanging limply.

This shot was actually hard to take because there are restrictions as to where you may stand when taking photos of North Korea. You have to stand several metres back from the barrier holding your camera above your head shooting in the general direction of the subject. I took about a dozen photos like this, only one or two of which were any good.

The photo was taken on a bus trip to the DMZ with some family members who were staying with us last week. I will post some more images from that trip in the coming days.

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