32 recent photos from North Korea
Description of the above photo by Eric Lafforgue (Flickr):
“Pyongyang view, taken from Yanggakdo hotel. You can find a famous satellite picture on the net showing a map of the Korean peninsula by night, with a huge difference between the north and south. In North Korea, there is no public lighting, and people use very low wattage bulbs in their houses. The North Korean capital is as surreal by night as it is by day. Due to the fuel crisis there’s hardly any traffic to be heard after dark, and nightlife is virtually non-existent. Only monuments are lit during local festivities.”
The Bostons Globe’s Big Picture series seems to be worth subscribing to. This North Korea edition has lots of Flickr links, making further exploration of these photographers’ work very tempting.