Pictures from the Korean DMZ (DeMilitiarized Zone)
December 24 2002
Invasion Tunnel #3
Photographs are of course banned in the tunnel, but I snuck some picture with the camera sticking just out of my pocket. Out of all of them this is the only one that wasn’t a blurry mess, and it’s really just a wonderful picture – easily the best picture from that trip and also easily one of the best I’ve ever taken.
Invasion Tunnel Tram
Outside North Korean Invasion Tunnel #3. This tram descends for several 10s of meters on a very deep slope through the shaft excavated by the South Koreans until it meets the tunnel proper.
The two halves of the globe of course represent North and South Korea- divided but natural parts of a single unit. This memorial is placed just outside of the entrance to the invasion tunnel, as if to say ‘We know you were just lonely, we don’t hold it against you. Sneaking in through the broken window is no good, but if you just ring the front doorbell like a normal person you can come home.”