Life in North Korea not so many aspects, subject to change. And if something changes, then only with the approval of the authorities. How do I find the correspondent of The Guardian Oliver Wainwright, was no exception and the local architecture: North Korean leader Kim Jong UN announced a new architectural era. However, she has come so far, only in Pyongyang with its illusion of prosperity, high rates of construction and periodic executions of architects.
After a devastating U.S. bombing in 1951, Pyongyang was rebuilt almost from scratch. The construction of “Grand garden of Juche architecture” reached its peak in 1980-e years thanks to the financial support of the USSR: it then began to build a triangular rügen hotel with five revolving restaurants on top, not completed to this day. However, since then, Pyongyang has remained socialist realism in the spirit of construction, combining monumentalism and militarism, visual images of Stalin’s Empire and Korean folklore.
“Architectural era” Kim Jong UN remains true to the tradition, but in a different way: first, construction is underway on the money already Chinese investors, and secondly, much attention has been paid to the entertainment industry. If all over the world North Korean leader know by frequent nuclear threats and ruthless executions of undesirables, at home Continue reading
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Wedding dresses, the tradition of Asia
Since ancient times, choosing a wedding dress, people sought to protect their future family from evil spirits, misfortune and destruction. The symbolism of wedding dresses of different peoples of Asia were chosen not randomly, but based on habitat conditions of the people. These include climatic conditions and ways of obtaining food, and basic crafts of a people.
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Culinary traditions of Korea. Kimchi, rice, pepper
What organ of the human body the most important? The word “animal” comes from the word “belly”. So, the main body of the animal? Correctly, the stomach. But man is also an animal. The ultimate, intelligent, but an animal. So, it’s our main organ – the stomach.
In the East the attitude to the stomach fullness and healthy especially reverent. When they want to emphasize the wisdom of man, and say, is a person of the stomach. The belly is the receptacle of wisdom. So say the Eastern sages of various Nations. The Koreans are no exception.
Main product is Korean cabbage. It not only eat, but even adorn her streets. At the table cabbage Korean for the same thing for Russian – bread. By the way, at local restaurants the bread is usually not served, but without cabbage does not do any one meal. Popular cabbage dish called “kimchi”.
For someone not accustomed to spicy food, eating kimchi, heavily spiced with red pepper, can become a real torture. Koreans eat the same fiery cabbage all year round, mornings, evenings and during the day at lunchtime. But health is not complaining.
On the contrary, Koreans long live, rarely get sick. And although eat a lot, obesity is not suffer. Doctors Continue reading