Earlier this summer, 2009, I spent several days each in various sections of the border between North Korea and China. As the holder of a U.S. passport, I am not allowed into these regions of DPRK territory, but there are still significant phenomenon one can gauge from a trip to various parts of the border.
Along with some brief observations, selected photos of North Korea are available on my new photos blog.
My apologies for not posting directly from said areas, but I wanted to spend more time on the road and less sucking down ashes and trying futilely to connect my USB in peripheral internet bars. These photos date from early July 2009.