Bus Stop Art in North Korea

Matt Maraia, Aug. 10, 2017, 1:06 p.m.


In this set of cultural photos, famed, National Geographic photographer Ed Jones takes us on a tour of North Korea's capital of Pyongyang. The subject of Jones' camera lens, Pyongyang's strange, yet beautiful bus stop art. The bus stops are backdropped by a range of motifs, including landscape and cityscape images, as opposed to the commercial advertisements we are used to in the Western world. National Geographic goes on to report that “Buses are by far the most common means of public transport in the capital of around three million people, where access to private cars is rare, and they offer an extensive network of coverage. Tickets cost 5 won each, less than 0.1 U.S. cents at free-market rates, making journeys virtually free.” Take a look at the gallery of photos below. 

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