Monthly Archive: October, 2012

More pools in the hills

At Pamukkale and Hierapolis. The white calcium carbonate deposited by the hot spring water as it loses its carbon dioxide, makes for brilliant white travertine terraces.

My charming interpreter (2)

Remember her from the USS Pueblo?

North Korean War

There’s a ton of war equipment down there in the basement of the War Museum, and it makes the place very dark. This is natural color, not a black & white rendering of… Continue reading

American plane wreck, Korean war

t’s in the basement of the Museum, together with tanks and other planes from both sides. They’re all so big that they had to be placed in the basement first and then the… Continue reading

The Korean War

I wish I had come with a better prior knowledge of the Korean War. The North Koreans are on a mission to educate us about it. I found that I had to temper… Continue reading

The War Museum

A shameful contraction of the actual name!:) The actual name of the Museum housing this remarkable panoramic painting is “the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum”. It’s a great, if overwhelming, War Museum. I… Continue reading

Grand folly?

Construction of this 105-story tower has been halted for a few years. But there is talk that the building will get finished to open next year, in 2012, because that will be the… Continue reading

Monument to the reunification of Korea

The two Korean women symbolizing the two sides unite holding the “Charter for Reunification” over the middle of the nicest highway in Korea: the one leading from Pyongyang south to the DMZ.

Wedding #2

With the two best friends and the photographer. Not staged. They paid no attention to us.

And the soup comes last

It’s a vermicelli chicken broth soup topped with a design of carrot, egg, scallion and gooseberry. Delicious.