Traffic Girls of Pyongyang, North Korea
Just a tiny hint of a smile…………before being told “no more pictures!”
It’s sad to say, but yes, I can confirm the rumors – electric traffic lights have been recently installed in Pyongyang, and with this bold step into advanced technology, regrettably the era of the beloved intuition of the famous Pyongyang traffic girl is coming to an end. Legions of cute traffic girls have been retired – who will man the intersections of desolate streets? Who will perform a robotic dance of traffic instruction while ignoring the fact there is no traffic to actually instruct? Is this march of progress a worthy substitute for cute girls with pouty expressions and sexy uniforms?
All is not lost gentleman! Some of the traffic girls have been retained to render emergency services during the frequent power outages. Others can still be seen directing traffic at construction sites, manning cross walks at busy areas, and some work manually controlling the traffic lights near one of the tourist hotels.