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.

Monday, June 9, 2008

My trip to the Gullfoss waterfall in Iceland

I finally uploaded this video from Gullfoss. It is from November 5, 2007. I nearly fell into the waterfall, but the ice encrusted rope saved me. Sadly my camera battery died so I was not able to capture that moment.

My friend did get some good still photos: