North Korea: Big Visual Jouney to the Land of Whispers

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North Korea lies somewhere between a 1930′s Soviet Union frozen in time and a dark, futuristic vision of society… as imagined back in the 70′s.

We invite you to visit arguably the most unique and isolated travel destination in the world – not to criticize, but to observe. Aside from usual highlights those unique pictures brings you to areas still virtually unknown to even google or wikipedia.

Here: A man pushes a bicycle just outside Pyongyang October 8, 2015. (Photo by Damir Sagolj/Reuters) Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of Summer In North Carolina, 1975

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Joel Sternfeld is a fine-art color photographer noted for his large-format documentary pictures of the United States and helping establish color photography as a respected artistic medium. He has influenced a generation of color photographers, including Andreas Gursky, who borrows many of Sternfeld’s techniques and approaches. Continue reading »

North West Walls Street Art Project

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Rock Werchter and Arne Quinze have been hatching a joint artistic project for about two years now. The extension of the grounds has finally made those plans possible. Continue reading »

North Korea’s Women Workers

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A woman stands in a gift shop in central Rason city, part of the special economic zone northeast of Pyongyang, in this August 30, 2011 file photo. North Korea is a militarized, male-dominated society, but it is women who are making the money as the insular nation allows an unofficial market-based economy to take shape. (Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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Children of North Korea

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North Korean children stand after snowfall along the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean Sakchu County, December 17, 2014. Picture taken on the China side of the Yalu River. (Photo by Jacky Chen/Reuters)
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5,300-year-old Pottery Statue Found in North China

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On July 7, Chinese archaeologists from the Academy of Social Sciences announced that they have reconstituted a 5,300-year-old Mongolion pottery statue found at a relic site in North China, according to Xinhua news agency.
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A Rare Look Inside North Korea

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North Korea has closed its borders in fear of the spread of the Ebola virus. But at a time when the secretive state was still welcoming tourists, former aid worker Andrew Macleod made the journey to the repressive nation. Andrew’s holiday snaps and camera footage provide a unique insight into the reclusive country, where he came across deserted motorways, metro stations plastered with propaganda and attractive border guards. Here: Andrew MacLeod in front of portraits of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il in February 2013, in Pyongyang, North Korea. (Photo by Andrew Macleod/Barcroft Media)
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Travelling Across North Korea

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In this June 14, 2014 photo, portraits of the late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are illuminated on a building side as the sun rises over Pyongyang. The Associated Press was granted to embark on a weeklong road trip across North Korea to the country’s spiritual summit Mount Paektu. The trip was on North Korea’s terms. An AP reporter and photographer couldn’t interview ordinary people or wander off course, and government “minders” accompanied them the entire way. (Photo by David Guttenfelder/AP Photo)
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North American Wife Carrying Championship

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Eventual winners Jesse Wall carries Christina Arsenault through the water pit while competing in the North American Wife Carrying Championship at Sunday River ski resort in Newry, Maine October 11, 2014. (Photo by Brian Snyder/Reuters)
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Everyday Life: North Korea

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A woman in traditional Korean costume watches as a student leaves a swimming pool of Kim Il-sung University in Pyongyang, April 11, 2012. (Photo by Bobby Yip/Reuters)
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How North Korean Architects Envision the Future

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At this year’s Venice Bienniale in Italy, the Korean pavilion has a curious exhibit called “Commissions for Utopia”. It includes renderings from North Korea’s top architects and artists (all anonymous), many of whom studied at the Paekho Institute of Architecture, North Korea’s state-run architectural college, and none of whom have ever left the country. They were asked to create a vision of North Korea’s future sustainable architecture for its expanding tourism industry. Their final products are a glimpse into what it would be like to envision the future after being entirely cut off from the present for almost 70 years. (Photos by Nick Bonner/Kyle Vanhemert/Luigi Costantini/Venice Architecture Biennale/AP Photo)
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Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, British Columbia


The Capilano Suspension Bridge is a simple suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River in the District of North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The current bridge is 140 metres (460 ft) long and 70 metres (230 ft) above the river. It is part of a private facility, with an admission fee, and draws over 800,000 visitors a year.

The bridge was originally built in 1889 by George Grant Mackay, a Scottish civil engineer and park commissioner for Vancouver. It was originally made of hemp ropes with a deck of cedar planks, and was replaced with a wire cable bridge in 1903. In 1910 Edward Mahon purchased the Capilano Suspension Bridge. “Mac” MacEachran purchased the Bridge from Mahon in 1935 and invited local natives to place their totem poles in the park, adding a native theme. In 1945, he sold the bridge to Henri Aubeneau.
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North Korea ‘Launches Own Smartphone’

North Korea is reported to be manufacturing its own smartphone, with leader Kim Jong-Un giving his seal of approval to the project. The communist state’s KCNA news agency showed Kim touring a “factory” and inspecting the phone, which it claims is produced using “indigenous technology”.

The handset is named Arirang, after a famous North Korean folk song Specifications of the handset are unknown but the young leader “noted that these hand phones will be very convenient for their users as their camera function has high pixels”, reported KCNA. (Reuters/Scanpix, via SkyNews) Continue reading »

Inside North Korea: Silk Mill Workers

North Korea is a nation known for its reclusiveness. Media coverage is strictly censored and press freedom highly restricted. Occasionally, the government permits foreign journalists to take guided tours, which allows a limited view of what’s inside the country.

Reuters photographer Bobby Yip captured pictures of workers at the Kim Jong-suk Pyongyang Silk Mill in Pyongyang April 9. The factory is named after the wife of North Korea founder Kim Il-sung and appears to employ women exclusively on the factory floor. Little else is known about the mill, such as working conditions or level of output, but these photos present a rare glimpse into how the North Korean government would like outsiders to see its industry. Continue reading »

Photo of the Day: Aurora Borealis Near Yellowknife, North West Territories

The largest solar storm in five years sent a huge wave of radiation into earth’s atmosphere, creating a brilliant show of the aurora borealis near Yellowknife, North West Territories. Yellowknife, which is situated directly under the auroral “oval,” has some of the best northern lights viewing in the world. (Bill Braden/The Canadian Press) Click image to zoom.