Hi, all. I spent quite a bit of time in Korea this past year and I managed to make it out to the DMZ and the War Memorial in Seoul. Here are some pictures and a bit of commentary. Enjoy! ~Tony
This is Dorasan Station, the last stop on the Korean Rail system. If the country were united it would continue on to Pyeongyang, but as it is, it's a dead end.
The North Korean flag flying over Gijeongdong, more commonly known as "Propaganda Village." According to the South Korean soldier at the lookout, the North claims this village is a collective farm. In reality, observation suggests the buildings are uninhabited shells. Until 2004, buildings here had loudspeakers that blared DPRK propaganda. The flag pole is one of the world's tallest and the flag itself one of the world's largest. The flag's estimated weight is about 600lbs.
The Joint Security Area at the DMZ. One DPRK soldier outside, surely many more peeping through the windows. The South Korean guards have to be at least six feet tall and have a black belt in some kind of martial art, usually Taekwondo or Judo.
The War Memorial of Korea. There is an extensive indoor museum, but I didn't take any pictures inside.