The closed metro station in the world: Pyongyang subway through the eyes of a foreignerPictolic
Elliot Davis, the famous traveler, continues a series of reports about the mysterious everyday life the most closed countries in the world — North Korea.
"During my visit to North Korea I was part of the first in the history of the authoritarian regime of a group of aliens who have access to all the stations of the Pyongyang metro.
It may sound cliché, but closed before for aliens access to the Pyongyang metro is one of the most mysterious and, therefore, are very attractive systems in the world. It's like a small Museum most of the exhibits which were before hidden from the eyes of outsiders and shrouded in various conspiracy theories.
Discard the sensation aside, it's the story of my trip through the beating heart of Pyongyang, the Pyongyang metro".
Pyongyang metro, one of the deepest in the world, is located at a depth more than 100 meters, performing an additional function as a refuge in case of nuclear war. The path to the platform takes longer than 4 minutes.
A mosaic depicting the celebration of the workers ' party of Korea.
Station "Englan", the second and last stop for most tourist groups.
This station "Pukhyn", the center of transport flows line Chollima. Prior to 2010, "Pukhyn" was one of only two stations, where all could be admitted foreigners, even those who had special permission. The second station, "Engman" next to this line. Both of these stations are considered the most luxurious, plus they opened and therefore selected a kind of Potemkin village Korean manner.
The portraits of Kim Il sung and Kim Jong Il hang in every car.
One of the most impressive monuments in Pyongyang metro. Station "Kvanbok" immersed in the soft twilight, and lights her only illumination of the statue of Kim Il sung in the far corner of the room. To be honest, looks a bit creepy.
The toy store at the station "Hangukmal". We, unfortunately, were not allowed to go inside and take some pictures.
One of the many bronze reliefs at the station "Donyell".
Kim Jong Il everywhere (surprising, huh?).
The entrance to the station "Englan".
"Long live the glorious workers' party of Korea!" Trains run every 5-7 minutes during rush hour, the interval is reduced to 2 minutes.
Mosaic "long live women's liberation!" the station "Cono".
The entrance to the station "Pukhyn". The inscription on the wall reads "long live Kim Jong-UN, the Sun of Songun Korea". The Songun policy is North Korea, whose Korean people's army's priority in all public Affairs.
Trains neatly painted outside, but inside you will not find a single drawing or scratches. In North Korea for graffiti and other property damage meant a very harsh punishment.
Beautiful wall painting at the station "Hangukmal".
Sporting achievements in Korean society is also at a premium. You can laugh, but in the meantime the largest capacity stadium in the world, Ninnada First of may, has a capacity of 150 000 spectators, is located in Pyongyang.