A blog about anything that interests me in Maryland or the greater Mid-Atlantic area.
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
My friend did get some good still photos:
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.
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