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Old September 3rd, 2004, 02:05 AM   #1
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Pyongyang(North Korea) Metro >>Amazing!!













Arguably one of the most beautiful station in the world.(maybe next to Moscow one)
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 02:53 AM   #2
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Pyongyang rocks!!
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 03:21 AM   #3
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Quote:
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Arguably one of the most beautiful station in the world.(maybe next to Moscow one)
I'll argue that you need to get out more. Its alright, but in the WORLD???? I think not even close.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 04:06 AM   #4
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They have a metro because nobody can afford cars. Or food for that matter. I see they have a painting of that fat slob, Kim, on the wall of the station. What a joke. Somebody ought to off that clown and bring North Korea into the 19th Century!
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 04:53 AM   #5
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Some more pics of the BEAUTIFUL stations in Pyongyang













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Old September 3rd, 2004, 04:55 AM   #6
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New York Metro (for comparison)


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Old September 3rd, 2004, 05:22 AM   #7
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This subway is fantastic, surrealist, orwellian !!!!!!
And those revolutionary mural paintings are great !!!!!!!
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 08:25 AM   #8
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Wow, this is touching, the leader with the common people. It kind of reminds me of all those effigies of Saddam Hussien.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 03:47 PM   #9
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You should know - these pictures are a kind of theater:

They select good looking people dress in suits and make such pictures. There was one fine Webpage telling about it, but can not find it now. May be it is somewhere in archives of ssc forums. But the designs in metro are very fine. Hope that the day when they will become free, they will not destroy these panos.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 04:06 PM   #10
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Irrespective of whether the photos are staged or not, it's amazing architecture for a subway station.

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Old September 3rd, 2004, 05:11 PM   #11
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I thought NoKor (N. Korea) is poor and communist? Why is their station with chandeliers and everything ?
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 06:21 PM   #12
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surprised? Well, North Korea IS a poor country, but the government want the people to THINK it's a rich country. Since Koreans don't know anything about the outside world, they can't compare or see the better ones. Some say that there was a tourist once travelling in North Korea and said to one of the officials "in my country average people can never use this kind of luxury." And the official said "we constructed these not to make profit but to benefit our people". Then he ordered to upgrade all those subway stations with natural marble, chandelier, etc.
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Old September 3rd, 2004, 07:05 PM   #13
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There was a report on german TV some months ago. A group of german railway enthusiasts were allowed to travel in north korea (1st sensation) and they were allowed to make photos and film (2nd sensation). Of course these tourists were not allowed to have any contact to the common people. In this report you can see that they have very often not enough energy to maintain the metro. Overall they don't have enough energy for even more essential things like heating for all occupied flats during the strong winters.

EDIT: Here is a report of these railway enthusiasts.
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Old September 4th, 2004, 09:19 PM   #14
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oh... so it's purely superficial...
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Old September 4th, 2004, 09:35 PM   #15
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Nice pix
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Old September 4th, 2004, 10:24 PM   #16
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Don't you notice something wrong with this picture? Look to the left, the worker with a headlight has HIS left foot stepping out of the painting!
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Maybe he want to escape from Kim's paradise
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Old September 4th, 2004, 11:08 PM   #18
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the pictures are freaking me out...
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Old September 5th, 2004, 12:27 AM   #19
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The idea of such a rich looking metro was of course taken from Moscow, which is even better looking than this one.

A great website about the Pyongyang metro can be found here.
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