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first inspection one could be forgiven for thinking that the photos
were taken somewhere near Dresden on the Elbe - but
this paddler is in Pyongyang, North Korea. It is built to a design
based on the Elbe paddlers, with the isolationist communist state
taking help from the former German Democratic Republic when it came to
building a vessel for charter excursions on the river Taedong.
It is understood to have been built in 1985 and is a motor pddler.
photos were taken he has been extensively rebuilt with a glass-enclosed
upper deck with new wheelhouse above and the funnel removed (probably
Paddle Steamer Pyongyang I at the North Korean capital city. Photo from
the Olivier Bachmann collection, with thanks