At the DMZ this blue hut is one of a number of buildings that almost bisect the border. They are meeting places where officials of each country discuss upkeep matters. The guards stand in rather a bizarre way. They stand with their nose in line with the wall of the hut. To keep one eye on the enemy at all times and so they are almost out of the firing line. I tried to take a shot standing behind one of the guards but there are certain areas where you can and cant stop and i got shouted at to move along and came away empty handed. This was the best i got.
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BHo (2177) 2006-09-28 11:23
100th post..! I don't know why, but I don't have any desire to check out the DMZ. Maybe because it seems like too much of a tourist attraction to me. That being said, this is quite a humourous shot and after reading your note it is bizarre no doubt.
There is a view point at the very north east end of the country by the coast that gives you a view of the DMZ and N.Korea. I forgot the name of that place, Tong-il something- unification something... I'd be more interested checking out that place. ;)
MKING (3054) 2006-09-28 20:49
I was just going to say how peculiar this viewpoint is until I read your note-- it's still bizarre but I now understand why you shot it this way.
Perhaps the guy is still a bit centred-- you could exaggerate this strange scenario by putting him on the extreme right of a horizontal frame, and show lots of wall.
Understandably you didn't have much time to react or freedom to really stop and look (amazed that they let you take these pictures in the first place).
paulw (2016) 2006-09-29 8:08
Great note, and nice shapshot of this scane. A dangerous place to be. Good clear detail in your image. It does show us some interesting parts of the world. TFS.
Polonaise (5802) 2006-09-30 11:55
A 100 beauties fully loaded.
A 100 beauties fully appreciated.
Yet another one from DMZ.
Never enough of this kind of shots for me.
Reason for analyzing. Reason for thinking. Reason for wondering about complexity of our most wonderful world.
I haven't changed obviously, over the years.
The same emotions when I stood breathlessly a 100 metres from Berlin Wall (east side of it)as of today, seeing your pictures, Peter.
The same ol' me.
Still asking the questions...
Thanks for everything
nangcali (38) 2006-10-01 2:27
During the Vietnam War, they used to have one of these men guarding the borders. They're like police officers. MP= military police... I believe.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-10-17 22:51
haha Peter you got yelled at as well. Yeah the friendship village (panmunjong sp?) is something of a tourist attraction but certainly a sight to see. The most heavily guarded border in the world. Funny how only foreign passport holders can go up there.
Good comp and a nice view point. The soldier seems one of the poles. Well done.
Congrads on 100. Catch you in the 'gu this weekend?
Jason_teale (717) 2007-02-18 0:31
Great lines and good symmetry. You have a great eye for these kinds of shots. Any info about the DMZ tour photography? Are there many restrictions?