This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Pairs.
I have chosen the most surrealistic pair I have ever seen: those two giant statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim-Jong-Il in Pyongyang, North Korea.
Originally there was only one statue here, the second was added by current leader Kim-Jong-Un after his father’s death, as it would help increase his own legitimacy.
On many occasions, citizens of North Korea gather here, typically as work or school teams, to come and present their respects to the previous supreme leaders. They bring huge flower wreaths, get in line, and bow all together.
I took these photos at the occasion of the Party Foundation anniversary celebrations in 2014.