Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More Iceland Video - Trespassing at the President's House, November 2007

I am still amazed at the fact that we could drive up to the President's house without attracting any attention. We saw no signs of any security.

When I was in Iceland in 2005, I visited the Parliament. There was only an old security guard there. There were no metal detectors and non-flash photography was allowed so I took this photo:

However, I apparently upset the security guard at the US Embassy when I took pictures of that building (according to my friend who works there):

I was able to photograph the German embassy and British embassy with no restrictions.
I think that we are a bit too paranoid in this country.

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