Propaganda is everywhere. The portrait of Kim Il-Sung is displayed on mandatory badges worn by every adult, on buildings, and in every hotel room. Colourful propaganda posters are littered throughout the city. There are even giant red characters displayed on hillsides in the countryside.
On the train back to China, there was a checkpoint where NK soldiers came to check everyone's bags and IDs and took everyone's cameras for a few minutes to see if there were any untoward pictures. Pictures like this where a portrait of the 'Supreme Leader' is obscured might not have been acceptable. They would wipe the camera or worse, possibly detain for questioning. Thankfully, I removed the SD card from my camera before handing it to them (which actually could've been a really stupid move...), And they did not have any problems.
Fon Sokak Ekibi olarak Sokak fotoğrafçılığı adınagüzel şeyler yapmak için çıktığımız bu yolda sizleri bazen ekibimiz üyelerinin bazen de fotoğraflarını paylaşmaya değerli bulduğumuz kişilerin güzel fotoğrafları ile buluşturmak istiyoruz.
Bugün sizleri ekibimizden Yasemin Yavuz arkadaşımızın fotoğrafları ile buluşturuyoruz. Arkadaşımzın hesabına @yaseminyavuz39 linkinden ulaşabilirisiniz 😊
This fascinating structure is the 93 year old Grand Hotel in the heart of Ballard Estate.
Conceived and constructed by Shapurji Sorabji Engineer, Grand Hotel opened it's doors in 1926. It was designed by George Wittet, one of Mumbai's best known architects at the time, who also designed best known landmarks in Mumbai such as the Gateway of India, The Prince of Wales Museum, Institute of Science, and Bombay House.
With 7 years left for a magnificent 100, Grand Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city and one of the few to still showcase a neon sign display.