Saturday, July 30, 2011

A Short Narrative of China and North Korea in Pictures!


I know that these pictures are not completely representative of China and North Korea since they are only from two sideshows compiled by the Business Insider. But I thought they were pretty nice. I encourage you to check out the full slideshow to view more beautiful yet intriguing pictures from the links below. Many are suspicious of the photos from China since there are claims that the government uses an extensive amount of Photoshop. I believe that the pictures from North Korea were taken on a cellphone for safety reasons.
Dongchuan, China
A town in Dongchuan
Dongchuan is known for its' heavenly scenery and strikingly red soil. The soil is a result of centuries worth of oxidation by the iron within the soil. Dongchuan is home to millions of tons of copper.

Photo Credit: Business Insider: Source Tsungwei
An Ariel Shot of Dongchuan, in Lexiagua
Dongchuan has been adored by photographers since the 1990s. Before then, Dongchuan was a hidden gem.

Photo Credit: Business Insider: Source Tsungwei
A child harvesting before sunset

Photo Credit: Business Insider: Source Tsungwei

North Korea
Dream project displayed in front of reality.

Photo Credit: Business Insider: AP/David Guttenfelder

Rural North Korea off highway south in Pyongyang. The land looks completely desolate, reminiscent of the famine.
Photo Credit: Business Insider: AP/David Guttenfelder

Men reading a public newspaper. I was surprised to see a newspaper here, I wonder what they are reading.
 Photo Credit: Business Insider: AP/David Guttenfelder
.... And for the Encore...
The  brooding Monument of the Three Charters for National Reunification of North and South Korea in Pyongyang demanding attention.

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Arlee Bird said...

The photos are pretty nice. If they were taken on a cell phone then that camera works very well. I'm certain that there are some very beautiful places in North Korea, but I doubt whether it is a paradise for most of the populace. The train station looked pretty sparse.

Tossing It Out

Dianne Heath said...

@ Arlee Bird

There could be some pretty beautiful places in North Korea. The pictures of North Korea showed many sparse & bleak areas. So sad ;(
On the actual sideshow someone complained about it being taken on a phone...people are so picky these days, lol.
Thank you so much for commenting :D

Deirdra A. Eden said...

BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing. You have a fabulous blog! I’m an author and illustrator and I made some awards to give to fellow bloggers whose sites I enjoy. I want to award you with the Creative Blog Award for all the hard work you do!

Go to and pick up your award.

Dianne Heath said...

@ Deirda
Thank you! I certainly will pick up my award. As a new blogger I appreciate the support :)

Unknown said...

Amazing photo's , I love your blog! One of the rare ones I've seen that I really,really like!

Anonymous said...

Interesting pictures you got here.

Dianne Heath said...

@ HappyMichAngryMich & Joshua the Politically Moderate

I really appreciate the kind comments!

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