daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > Infrastructure and Mobility Forums > Highways & Autobahns

Highways & Autobahns All about automobility



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old June 1st, 2010, 09:19 PM   #181
keber
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 8,492
Likes (Received): 474

As I read numerous reports about North Korea and foreign visitors, it's definitely fake.
keber no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old June 1st, 2010, 09:30 PM   #182
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,023
Likes (Received): 294

The traffic girls look cute.
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2010, 10:30 AM   #183
Triceratops
Labor Omnia Vincit
 
Triceratops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Riga
Posts: 3,649
Likes (Received): 3

That MINI guys might've been spies.. But it seems things improve in North Korea - just look at that traffic flow!
__________________
There are no borders, there are only obstacles
Triceratops no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2010, 12:49 PM   #184
bogdymol
bogdymod
 
bogdymol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 9,788

Quote:
Originally Posted by Triceratops View Post
That MINI guys might've been spies.. But it seems things improve in North Korea - just look at that traffic flow!
And a red Mini won't give away the spies in a country with few (old, rusty and grey) cars?
__________________
Been in A BG CZ D F GR H HR I PL RO RSM SK SLO SRB UK US V
Drove in A CZ D GR H HR I PL RO RSM SK SLO SRB UK US
join eRepublik!
bogdymol no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:59 PM   #185
keber
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 8,492
Likes (Received): 474

It is better to be questioned, if above video was indeed filmed in Pyongyang. Regarding filming style and American guys filming that freely, I doubt that a lot. North Korea is still the most closed country on Earth and construction updates from renewing Ryugyong hotel, which anyone can see and take photo, if he/she visits North Korea, are still sparse as snow in Africa.
keber no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 2nd, 2010, 10:15 PM   #186
Bad_Hafen
BANNED
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 13,871
Likes (Received): 145

I think it is fake
Bad_Hafen no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2010, 01:25 AM   #187
Fargo Wolf
Resident Smartass.
 
Fargo Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Kamloops, BC, Canada
Posts: 616
Likes (Received): 8

Quote:
Originally Posted by FM 2258 View Post
The traffic girls look cute.
Look cute??? They ARE cute.
Fargo Wolf no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2010, 05:26 PM   #188
Triceratops
Labor Omnia Vincit
 
Triceratops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Riga
Posts: 3,649
Likes (Received): 3

But actually somehow toursits visit NK, and if it is a fake, where else would that be taken, considering the surroundings and that girl , it really seems to be some secretely filmed short video!
__________________
There are no borders, there are only obstacles
Triceratops no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2010, 08:48 PM   #189
keber
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Posts: 8,492
Likes (Received): 474

Read some trip report about tourists in North Korea. There is one in Railways subforum:
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=728480

If you'll follow closely this report (and many others on the internet), there is hardly such thing in North Korea as secret filming. And about above video: there is no problem for taking film anywhere in the world, you just need some additional accessories. And amateurs or half-professionals can even make computer montage of above Mini onto previously taken video by someone else.
keber no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 3rd, 2010, 09:04 PM   #190
Haljackey
Registered User
 
Haljackey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 595
Likes (Received): 44

This picture reminds me of North Korean highways.



Too bad it's in Canada. (It's actually the busiest highway in NA closed during the Toronto Propane Explosion. I guess 1 car got past the blockade. More pics here.)
Haljackey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 03:30 AM   #191
Mektub
Registered User
 
Mektub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1
Likes (Received): 0

Pyongyang traffic girl of the month (July 2010)

Mektub no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2010, 04:06 AM   #192
AUchamps
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 386
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mektub View Post
Pyongyang traffic girl of the month (July 2010)

Looks like:

__________________
But what is Strumatic, we have to define what Strumatic is, a word that refers to the experience of driving/travelling on a superior motorway called Struma motorway or to the ultimative psychedelic road experience only possible on brand new roads and most effective when there´s snow outside so that the shiny crashbarriers shine even more and reflect the snow and the asphalt looks even better. I must think of it´s best definition first. -Radi Click
AUchamps no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 7th, 2010, 01:04 PM   #193
Gag Halfrunt
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 690
Likes (Received): 5

Quote:
Originally Posted by Triceratops View Post
But actually somehow toursits visit NK, and if it is a fake, where else would that be taken, considering the surroundings and that girl , it really seems to be some secretely filmed short video!
One of the comments on the video says "Why do I get the funny feeling those in the mini are inner party member children?", and that seems to me a more likely explanation that some kind of elaborate fake.
Gag Halfrunt no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2010, 05:22 PM   #194
Haljackey
Registered User
 
Haljackey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 595
Likes (Received): 44

Speaking of traffic girls...

Global Alarm: North Korea Now Has Flying Traffic Girls


Ummmmm................ ok then.
Haljackey no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #195
Singidunum
Grad Oblakodera
 
Singidunum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Beograd
Posts: 31,931
Likes (Received): 8721

Quote:
Originally Posted by keber View Post
As I read numerous reports about North Korea and foreign visitors, it's definitely fake.
If you say so...


__________________
Like Skyscrapercity Serbian Forum on Facebook

Potpišite peticiju protiv rušenja Generalštaba!
Singidunum no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #196
Angelos
Registered User
 
Angelos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Athens of the north
Posts: 551
Likes (Received): 103

What if you go there with a Supercar ? Will they ever catch you with their old rusty police cars ? So this is a good challenge for Top Gear!
Angelos no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2010, 06:32 PM   #197
bogdymol
bogdymod
 
bogdymol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 9,788

No, they won't catch you with theyr old rusty cars, but I think they have other methods like: catching you at the border when you try to leave the country, block the road with the tanks (don't forget about their military power) etc.

But I don't see how would you be allowed to enter North Koreea with a Supercar. Maybe TopGear will succeed (hope so)
__________________
Been in A BG CZ D F GR H HR I PL RO RSM SK SLO SRB UK US V
Drove in A CZ D GR H HR I PL RO RSM SK SLO SRB UK US
join eRepublik!
bogdymol no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2010, 06:44 PM   #198
Angelos
Registered User
 
Angelos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Athens of the north
Posts: 551
Likes (Received): 103

if they send Richard Hammond the dear leader might show some mercy !
Angelos no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old July 8th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #199
nerdly_dood
Partially Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Merica
Posts: 937
Likes (Received): 34

Quote:
Originally Posted by Angelos View Post
if they send Richard Hammond the dear leader might show some mercy !
Yup, he's short enough that he wouldn't stick out like a sore thumb (or would he? maybe they really are that short!) - Clarkson and Cap'n Slow surely would though since they're taller.
__________________
A government's primary duty is to protect and advance the three most fundamental human rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These rights imply the additional right to prudently guarded stupidity.

Socialism never took root in America because the poor there saw themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires. -John Steinbeck
nerdly_dood no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 6th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #200
bogdymol
bogdymod
 
bogdymol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 9,788

Almost one year without any posts here? We have to revive this thread!

Some pictures from The forbidden railway: Vienna - Pyongyang 윈 - 모스크바 - 두만강 - 평양 blog:

Highway to Hyangsan:



'



Hyangsan:





Road to DMZ:





A group of South Korean nuns on their visit to Kaesong:



At around 16:15 we were back in Pyongyang – "rush hour" on the roads:

__________________
Been in A BG CZ D F GR H HR I PL RO RSM SK SLO SRB UK US V
Drove in A CZ D GR H HR I PL RO RSM SK SLO SRB UK US
join eRepublik!

geometarkv liked this post

Last edited by bogdymol; June 6th, 2011 at 11:06 PM.
bogdymol no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu