When I get a chance, I will post the ones from the funeral and viewing. Those should be interesting. It was really difficult to take photographs of your own grandfather's funeral, coffin and his empty nursing home room.. I had to take breaks for sure..
thanks mofo. getting into north korea might be a tad difficult though. the only place you can go would be to pyongyang...and even then, everything you see is tightly controlled. you even have a tour guide with you for the whole trip. i'd love to go there, but its too expensive. a few thousand euro for like a 4 day trip! it is a pretty messed up place though. it would be an eye opener for sure!
Those pictures are beautiful, and also posted at an appropriate moment for me...
I just spoke to a North Korean refugee on Saturday, who escaped with his pregnant wife just last May 2007. His wife just gave birth 2 months ago.
The nonprofit organization I'm working with is working towards improving the lives of North Koreans in China, Canada, and subsequently, North Korea.
It's actually intentional. It's meant to intimidate the North Koreans. The South Korean soldiers actually are trained in some crazy form of high level tae kwan do and that stance you see the South Korean solider doing against the building was designed to intimidate.