Kim Il-Sung (the Eternal Leader) and Kim Jong-Il (the Dear Leader) stand immortalised in bronze, on Munsudae Hill in Pyongyang, North Korea.
The statues are 20 metres high and cast in bronze. You can get a sense of the scale from the guard at the lower left.
An interesting fact: Kim Il-Sung is the only dead person to have ever held (and still holds) the position of a nation's president. That's how much they loved the bloke. Who 'they' are exactly, is as ambiguous as the authenticity of pretty much everything you'll see during a tour of North Korea. Which is what makes a trip there so mind-bendingly fascinating.
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ACL1978 (7467) 2012-09-03 7:49
Fantastic title, and a nice shot under what look like tough light conditions. Very nice presentation - the statues are comical, but meant so incredibly seriously - like so much about life in North Korea. The inclusion of the guard is great, and absolutely does give a sense of scale. I'm fascinated by how you managed to get in for a tour, and looking forward to more shots.
expat1652 (613) 2012-09-03 8:43
Excellent photo. Thanks for the history into too!