Passage Of The Old Ladies

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While the weather was absolutely beautiful (though sub zero at night) when I visited, conditions can be harsh in Sighisoara, especially in winter.

In 1780 a covered walk called the Passage of the Old Ladies was constructed at the Clock Tower entrance to the Citadel to shield the elderly against rain or snow falls. Continue reading “Passage Of The Old Ladies”

Kumsusan Palace of the Sun – Meet the Leaders

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Kumsusan Palace of the Sun

Where does one begin?

Today was the day when shirts and ties were required for men with appropriately modest attire required for the ladies. We were headed for the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, final resting place for both Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il. Both leaders have been embalmed and lie in state for loyal subjects and tourists to visit. Clearly this is a site of very great importance to the North Korean people and one, quite reasonably, requiring a level of reverence and discretion from all those who visit. Continue reading “Kumsusan Palace of the Sun – Meet the Leaders”