Secret Buildings You May Not Photograph, Part 643


Twila
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If you happen by 3701 N. Fairfax Drive in Arlington and decide you have a sudden craving for a photograph of a generic suburban office building, and you point your camera at said structure, you will rather quickly be greeted by uniformed security folks who will demand that you delete the image and require that you give up various personal information. When Keith McCammon unwittingly took a picture of that building, he was launched on an odyssey that has so far involved an Arlington police officer, the chief of police and the defense of the United States of America. McCammon could not have been expected to know when he wandered by the building that it houses the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, a low-profile wing of the Defense Department that conducts all manner of high-tech research that evolves into weapons systems and high-order strategery. DARPA's presence at 3701 N. Fairfax is hardly a government secret--Google finds nearly 10,000 pages listing the agency's use of the building. But there's no big fat sign on the building, so how was McCammon to know that this was a building he dared not photograph? And why would the government care if anyone took a picture of the exterior of an office building? This is as silly and hypersensitive as the now-common harassment of people who innocently take pictures of random federal buildings in the District. McCammon decided to fight back. He demanded to know why he had been stopped, why the government needed his personal...

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Walter
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When I was living in Berlin in the early 80's I had my film confiscated when I took a picture of Spandau Prison.
 
Impetus
#3
Were you checking out the Spandau Ballet?

I'm bringing my camera to Ottawa on Sunday to see what trouble I can get in.

Muz

Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

When I was living in Berlin in the early 80's I had my film confiscated when I took a picture of Spandau Prison.

 
Walter
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Quote: Originally Posted by ImpetusView Post

Were you checking out the Spandau Ballet?

I'm bringing my camera to Ottawa on Sunday to see what trouble I can get in.

Muz

At the time Rudolph Hess was being held as prisoner for war crimes committed during WWII.
 
Twila
#5
wow, I don't think I'd like that feeling of standing so close to one so evil as Hess...even with prison wall between.
 

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