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PostSubject: Traffic lady in Pyongyang blog on QSL.net   Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:42 pm

From a blog ( http://www.qsl.net/ah6hy/pyongyang.html ), AH6HY:

One of Pyongyang's signature attractions, the ubiquitous traffic ladies. Instead of stoplights, each major city intersection features one of these smartly dressed ladies executing stiff military moves as they guide traffic in all directions. After days of us beseeching him endlessly, our head guide finally relented and agreed to let us photograph some.



The photographs of the traffic lady below were taken at the corner of Sungri ("Victory") and Potongmun Streets. In the background is one of the many signs we saw throughout the city about the current "150 Day Battle" imploring North Koreans to work harder to boost the DPRK economy. "Let's move forward on a brave horse!" proclaims the banner.



"My Dear Pyongyang Traffic Lady: Each time I passed you, I admired how you labored with your perfectly-choreographed movements to ensure that that we all -- whether we be your fellow heroic socialist worker, your own Dear Leader, or an anti-socialist militarist such as myself -- could proceed unimpeded toward Kim Il Sung Square in order to gaze upon the greatness of the Juche Idea. On my penultimate day in the Workers' Paradise, I stood there on your corner for many minutes thinking that, perchance, you would return my gaze. Each time you performed your traffic pirouette in your perfectly-exact knee-length blue skirt, cocked your head, and spun in my direction; I hoped that our eyes would meet. Sadly, they never did. Alas, I shall never know your name." -- Jimmy, travel companion
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PostSubject: Re: Traffic lady in Pyongyang blog on QSL.net   Sat Jun 12, 2010 2:58 am

lol - that last paragraph! I should post it as the official "traffic lady lament" on our website.
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PostSubject: Re: Traffic lady in Pyongyang blog on QSL.net   Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:51 pm

I feel for him - like unrequited love or something. traffic girl smacklove
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