North Korea is such a reclusive nation that few of us in the outside world ever get an honest glimpse of life in the hermit kingdom.
Taken in the early 1950s just after the end of the Korean War, Chris Marker’s photos of life in the North show a country trying to heal while pulling back from the world.
Vintage Images of Life in North Korea from the 1950s
via Huffington Post
Photojojo ♥’s Tumblr
“The nation of Egypt has now embarked on a brave new beginning, achieved through passionate but peaceful demonstrations by people throughout the country. However, amidst scenes of celebration in Tahrir Square, sad news has emerged from the museum that is situated there.”
– Statues of Tutankhamun, Akhenaten and Nefertiti stolen from the Egyptian Museum, Cairo via The Eloquent Peasant. Sad news for Elizabeth Peters readers – what would Emerson and Peabody think?