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Captured by Ed Jones for National Geographic, the gallery above takes us on a tour of the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, through the country’s bizarre but kind of awesome bus stop artwork.

The bus stops are backdropped by a range of motifs, including landscape and cityscape images, as opposed to the commercial advertisements we are used to in the Western world. National Geographic goes on to report that “Buses are by far the most common means of public transport in the capital of around three million people, where access to private cars is rare, and they offer an extensive network of coverage. Tickets cost 5 won each, less than 0.1 U.S. cents at free-market rates, making journeys virtually free.”

For another survey of life in the mysterious country, check out another original North Korean travel gallery on Highsnobiety.

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