Bizarre tour of the metro museum

July 25, 2012 by Joshua
in NorthKorea

We toured a museum of the subway system there. Here are the brief notes I took:

Room after room of staged photo after staged photo of Kim Il Sung smiling, giving no information on engineering or planning or contribution from anyone but him… where he sat, when he visited, but no details on what he said. Nothing about what we would call the project.

That museum was just like most other ones. Just presentation about the Kims sticking their faces into otherwise serious work.

I know what people outside the system think of it. It values an authoritarian leader and the system supporting him over everything else.

What do people there think of it?

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