I posted this back in June but with all that is going on with North Korea lately, I thought I would put this link back up...it's really interesting. Take a few minutes and check it out.
I came across this site this afternoon. From what I can tell, it's the photographic account of a Russian national on holiday in North Korea. Not much of a holiday, but I would love to go there with a camera. As you can tell by his captions, most of the photographs would have been otherwise prohibited but he managed to get lots anyway.
Check it out. There are about 8-9 pages of photographs of the most depressing place you can ever imagine living. One caption accurately describes N.K. as being a perfect copy of the 1950's and it's right. That's how backward and behind this country is. The best thing that could ever happen to this God-forsaken, waste-land of humanity, culture, inspiration, hope, and progress is somebody should overthrow Kim Jong Il...this country is totally decimated and is surely on the verge of totol collapse. It's nothing but a shell of a society. You can see the bleak hopelessness and despair on the faces and even in the postures of the people in the pictures.
I knew it was bad over there but these pictures give you a whole new appreciation of the freedoms we enjoy here.