A Load of Firewood in the North Korean Countryside

Wonson - Pyongyang Countryside

A rare photo from the North Korean countryside – on the road between Wonsan and Pyongyang, a troop of soldiers return to base with a truck load of firewood.   I love some of the small details I captured here: the girl in the back holding a branch with flower blossoms, a smile on the man in front, and girls curiously checking out the tourist bus as it passes.

5 responses

  1. Yo, thanks for the great post card!

    May 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

  2. Robert

    That firewood is pretty small in diameter, though perhaps larger ones lie buried below. My understanding is thet countryside around cities is pretty picked over.

    And — bigger picture here — what on Earth is the Army sending out platoons to gather firewood?!?

    May 28, 2012 at 1:08 am

  3. Cooking fuel and heating over the long winter, and there are a lot of wood gas trucks in North Korea – big reason the countryside is picked over – the army there is sent out to do LOTS of different work

    May 30, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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