Rarely would one associate the words ‘paradise’ with ‘dictatorship’. However, North Korea, at least if its pavilion at the upcoming Expo is anything to go by, would care to differ. Thanks to Shanghai Scrap’s Adam Minter, we’ve been treated to a few inside shots of a building whose walls bear the title ‘Paradise for People.’ Readers, judge for yourselves whether the interior matches up to your ideas of Pyongyang.
Inside the North Korean Pavilion. Photo by Adam Minter
Plus, for those visitors who were particularly moved by the ‘Axis of Evil’ rhetoric of George W. Bush, there is now the chance to see the Axis itself in one space. As we documented earlier this month, sitting right next door to the North Korean pavilion is none other than the Iranian pavilion. We can only agree with Minter that the Expo’s master planner must have one hell of a sense of humour.