Pyongyang Apartments

Pyongyang Apartment North Korea

A view of typical housing arrangements in Pyongyang, North Korea – photo by Joseph A Ferris III

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7 responses

  1. Wow! That’s incredible — I can’t even imagine. Just stumbled upon your blog today. Looking forward to reading your stories! Just out of curiosity: Has your profession ever brought you to Iceland? I was just there and amazed by the oceanic life.

    July 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

  2. Amazingly uniform. But there must be normal human life within each of those cells?

    July 4, 2012 at 8:31 pm

  3. Thanks so much! No, I have never worked in Iceland, had a flight layover there once, would love to check the island out – Iove hot springs. I work on a scientific research ship, mostly in Asia, South Africa, South America, and the Pacific Islands.

    July 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm

  4. Mike – check out the film “State of Mind” on Netflix – the film takes you in and shows what life is like in Pyongyang housing – of course Pyongyang is a city of privilege compared to the rest of the country.

    July 4, 2012 at 9:35 pm

  5. Ray

    When I was in the DPRK I heard that Kim Jong Un had previously mentioned that flowers should be displayed for the anniversary of Kim il Sung. The citizens duly followed, and that’s why all those balconies have flowers.

    July 4, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    • Ray – I do believe you are correct. Did you go to the flower expo? I was lucky to see it on this trip, have some great pics and will try to get around to posting them soon.

      July 5, 2012 at 3:05 am

      • Ray

        Yes we did.. flower expo was great. I loved the rocket and the photo of Fidel Castro ;-)

        Although I felt bad for going straight to the beginning of what looked like a 1 mile line!

        July 5, 2012 at 4:59 am

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