Tag: Korea

Photo of the Day: The Statue of Brothers

Photo of the Day: The Statue of Brothers

The Statue of Brothers at the War Museum of Korea

The Statue of Brothers at the War Museum of Korea depicts two brothers, one a South Korean officer and the other a North Korean soldier, who encounter each other on the battlefield. The two brothers are shown falling into each others arms as brotherly affection and forgiveness overcomes the political realities of war.

Although usually not categorized as a civil war, the Korean conflict drove more than just a political wedge through the heart of the country and the continuing sentiment of a people divided is starkly exemplified in this statue.

Photo taken July 22, 2010

Photo of the Day: Panmunjom

Photo of the Day: Panmunjom

The border between North and South Korea at Panmunjom, the small village where the armistice was signed in 1953. The small concrete line running between the two blue buildings is the border itself. Two South Korean soldiers watch from the corners of the UN buildings while a North Korean guard is visible in the middle left. The large building in the center of the photo on the North Korean side is the site of the original signing.

Photo taken July 26th 2011, one day before the anniversary of the treaty signing.