Puhung Station in central PyangYong, North Korea (DPRK).
The PyongYang metro system is the deepest in the world - about 110 metres beneath the city. It's a loooooong escalator ride to get down to the Puhung platform.
The trains themselves are German, some of which were built in the 1950s.
Travelling the North Korean metro is a bit of a surreal experience. And made even more so by the cold war Soviet influence on the architecture.
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Highmountains (2588) 2012-09-02 0:01
Beautiful composition. The clarity of the photograph is as spic and span as the polished tiles of the floors of the platform. The roof with designed lighting is beautiful. The architectural designs on the walls are interesting. Wouldnt have known that it was North Korea had it not been for your notes.
The tricky lights have been well managed - including the flares from the head lamps of the two trains.
Thanks for sharing.
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-09-02 9:15
Not many shots to see here from North Korea, so I'm thrilled to see yours - amazing look at the Pyongyang subways system, and a very interesting note. It's a beautiful station - such an odd hallmark of Soviet style architecture, that its subway stations are often beautiful works of art! Well framed to present the station in full.