Pyongyang, North Korea

  Kim Il Sung statue 
  Originally uploaded by Pete Kim.

I just got around to converting some old film to digital and uploading to Flickr.  In August 1998, I visited China and North Korea.  I ended up with fewer pictures than I thought, but most of the pictures you see on Flickr today show Pyongyang pretty much the same as it was nine years ago.

Some of the most interesting and surreal images I remember from my week there were tributes to the "Great Leader" where taking pictures was forbidden.  In the picture here, you can barely see some heads at the bottom – about as big as a button on the statue’s jacket.