These photos are amazing. A tour guide shot them. They were legal. These are places where tourists are allowed to go. The people photographed are wealthy by North Korean standards — middle class by ours. What is unexpected is how Western they look. There is no question that “the good life” that comes to the few in North Korea is Western.
There are KHC containers of non-chicken.
This Asian likes irony.
But some things don’t change.
(For more photos, click the link.)