Changjon Street represented the beginning of a wave of “modernization projects” that would see multiple new-towns like Mirae Scientists Street (미래과학자거리) and Ryomyong New Town (려명거리신도시) sprout up across Pyongyang.
The Taedonggang Diplomatic Club was built in 1972 to host the meetings between North and South Korea. However, these activities slowed to a halt and the building was converted into a recreational facility for all foreigners, not just diplomats. Tourists, business people, diplomatic staff and even the occasional foreign students are welcomed to come and […]
Air Koryo was founded in 1955. All existing airline pilots are ex-military pilots converted to civilian service. The airline is 100% state owned and operates primarily from Pyongyang Sunan International Airport. The official website is www.airkoryo.com.kp . Due to sanctions and limited flights, air ticket prices have become prohibitively expensive. A short 90 minutes return […]
On 2017 September 24, I filmed the world’s first aerial 360° video over Pyongyang. I originally brought two 360° cameras up in the air. They were the newly launched Ricoh Theta V and a custom-built 360° camera assembled from a Yi 4K+ action cam with the original lens replaced by an Entaniya 280° fisheye lens. […]
Every year, Pyongyang hosts its fashion exhibition to showcase the latest styles. Here, traditional and contemporary fashion are flaunted with a child-like charm. Unlike the runway models of haute couture fashion empires, North Korean models do not sulk and stare intensely into the distance. Instead, they make eye contact with the audience, smile and frolic […]
Held in Pyongyang, the “Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang” (아리랑 축제) is a display of dance, acrobatic prowess and their interpretation of historical events leading up to the present day. The event always ends off with the focus on Korean reunification and peace. The full video of the event is at the end […]