Friday, January 07, 2011

just so you know...

If you want photos of the American Embassy in Belize you can take a photo like this one:

 The American Embassy here in Belmopan from about one block away


or you can take one like this
Sign in the front lawn of the American Embassy

But if you take a photo of your husband standing in front of the building a security guard will come out of nowhere and make you delete it in his presence... just so you know!



32 comments:

  1. That's too funny! I saw FTLOB on your blog and checked it out. It looks really neat. Thanks for the tip. (although you didn't know you were giving it)

    ReplyDelete
  2. no photos are allowed here at the Embassy in Guatemala either. I sure wanted to take one of Cruz when we took him to get his U.S. passport.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Interesting and good to know :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow that is interesting. and deleting the image in his or her presence...so strange!

    apparently they just don't want those kinds of pictures taken :)

    have a lovely weekend miss!

    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  5. No photos are allowed in my homeland of Barbados, and you have to be retina -scanned if you are an empolyee. Thank you so much for the birthday greetings Alida.

    xxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wait, why? That's interesting...

    ReplyDelete
  7. EmptyNestor- most likely they are concerned about someone using the photos to plot some kind of terrorist attack.

    I just think it is a beautiful building and wanted to show it off on my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Yeah, it's the same in the US Embassy in Costa Rica, they also have the cell phone access blocked the entire block then own! Pretty strict security!
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your comments, have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Many government buildings are off limits for pictures in many countries for security reasons. I was rushed by armed guards years ago when I lived in Abijan (Ivory Coast) when I tried to take a picture of the president's home. My son was recently stopped in Vietnam and required to delete pictures of in interesting building. He never even knew what the building was!

    ReplyDelete
  10. wow..that is strange! Thank God we're past the days of film and you didn't have to pull the whole roll out of the camera! I'm dating myself arent I?...LOL
    Blessings in your new adventure! =)
    Patti

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's good that you managed to take pictures of the building. You can edit the picture to have your face there. LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Funny, but I'm thinking with good reason.

    God Bless

    ReplyDelete
  13. Wow! That's so random... I wonder why no faces... ??

    ReplyDelete
  14. It is a scary world we live in when these are the kinds of things we need to be concerned about.

    I look forward to reading more on your blog -
    Thanks for visiting Intelligent Expressions!

    Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh well, ours is not to reason why . Ours is but to snap and delete!
    Nice pictures

    ReplyDelete
  16. Alida,

    I'm giving your blog the Sunshine Award! I love keeping up your ministry and life in Belize. What an inspiration and encouragement. :)

    Visit here to receive the award:
    http://www.openbookgirls.com/2011/01/sunshine-award.html

    love,
    anne
    www.openbookgirls.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the photos- that is too funny about your husband!

    ReplyDelete
  18. How funny! Maybe they were afraid you would steal their cool landscaping ideas!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Funny...Guess it's top secret stuff huh?

    ReplyDelete
  20. That's understandable. They don't want terrorists staking out the place. Too bad for the harmless folks who just want photos for fun though.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I thought one step past Patti to, "At least he didn't take the camera..."

    ReplyDelete
  22. Ha! Too funny. Great pictures and I'm glad you didn't have to delete them all!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I am also grateful that he didn't take the camera!!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Funny but since my husband works for the govt I can understand the reason. It is a scary world we live in. If only govts could get along:)

    Just a side note. I accidentally ran past a guard stand once and had 3 US military cars chasing me and when I stopped 6 armed men approached the car. Scared the H***out me. This was in the UK, where my husband works. I missed the guard stand due to construction and it was dark. I stopped immediately as I had the kids in the car and my license tag is in their computer:( It is just crazy what we live in today.

    ReplyDelete
  25. haha thats so funny! Thank you for you lovely comment on my blog also x

    ReplyDelete
  26. For real??thats interesting. I wonder if thats in every embassy?? hmm

    Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've awarded you a Stylish Blogger Award! The acceptance instructions are at my blog http://wanderingstill.blogspot.com/2011/01/this-is-way-to-start-new-year.html

    Congratulations!

    ReplyDelete
  28. That is really kind of crazy!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. It is like that on my husbands Army base. It is kind of crazy. cant wai to read more. Thanks for stopping by caiafa craziness.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. Nice pictures!!

    I am a new follower from over 40 blog hop. Could you kindly follow back please.

    http://40plussinglebbw.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete