Thursday, 22 December 2011

Pyongyang follies revisited - now it is getting /really/ silly.

This from the KCNA.  I am not, repeat not, making this up:

A natural wonder was also observed around the statue of the President standing on Tonghung Hill.At around 21:20 Tuesday a Manchurian crane was seen flying round the statue three times before alighting on a tree. The crane stayed there for quite a long while with its head drooped and flew in the direction of Pyongyang at around 22:00.Observing this, the director of the Management Office for the Hamhung Revolutionary Site, and others said in union that even the crane seemed to mourn the demise of Kim Jong Il born of Heaven after flying down there at dead of cold night, unable to forget him."
Here's a Manchurian Crane, possibly grief-stricken:

There are also tales of lake ice cracking, temperature drops and strong winds, obviously all related to the death of Kim Jong-Il.

1 comment:

  1. Hamhung? That's just along the road from the Welhung Revolutionary site, is it not? Sorry.....too much Port........hic!