Prayers for peace, hopes for unity at the DMZ

In South Korea's Gangwon province, setting of the upcoming Winter Olympics, there is a generational divide on North-South reunification

Gangwon province, January 22, 2018 10:46 AM (UTC+8)
  • It's enough to drive you to drink: DMZ soju on sale just south of the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    It's enough to drive you to drink: DMZ soju on sale just south of the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • A view into the DMZ and North  Korea. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    A view into the DMZ and North Korea. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Artillery in the car park at the DMZ observatory. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Artillery in the car park at the DMZ observatory. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Propaganda materials at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Propaganda materials at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • North Korean propaganda material on display at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    North Korean propaganda material on display at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Signage at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Signage at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • American insignia at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    American insignia at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
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  • A giant mural at the DMZ museum shows the crippling effects of mines. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    A giant mural at the DMZ museum shows the crippling effects of mines. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • A mine exhibition at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    A mine exhibition at the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Toy soldiers from north and south at the DMZ museum gift shop. The real things are not far away. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Toy soldiers from north and south at the DMZ museum gift shop. The real things are not far away. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • A giant bank of propaganda speakers on display. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    A giant bank of propaganda speakers on display. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • A South Korean sentry stands guard. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    A South Korean sentry stands guard. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Binoculars aim north into the DMZ and North Korea. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Binoculars aim north into the DMZ and North Korea. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • A South Korean soldier stands at an OP just south of the DMZ, with North Korea in the distance. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    A South Korean soldier stands at an OP just south of the DMZ, with North Korea in the distance. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • An armored troop carrier garlanded in ribbons of peace at an OP south of the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    An armored troop carrier garlanded in ribbons of peace at an OP south of the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Symbols of peace stand among weapons of war at an OP just south of the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Symbols of peace stand among weapons of war at an OP just south of the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Thousands of messages for peace and unity decorate one hall of the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Thousands of messages for peace and unity decorate one hall of the DMZ museum. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Dancers at a 'peace festival' overlooking the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Dancers at a 'peace festival' overlooking the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • Inside the DMZ museum in Goseong, Gangwon Province. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    Inside the DMZ museum in Goseong, Gangwon Province. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • An artistic performance takes place overlooking the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    An artistic performance takes place overlooking the DMZ. Photo: Andrew Salmon
  • An obversation deck, garlanded with good luck ribbons, overlooks the DMZ in northeast Gangwon Province. Photo: Andrew Salmon
    An obversation deck, garlanded with good luck ribbons, overlooks the DMZ in northeast Gangwon Province. Photo: Andrew Salmon
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