My World 13 - Security

by - 26.1.09


9 Jan 09

It was a beautiful winter moring. The street, spotless and not much people could be seen.

Vienna, as I have known it , criminality-wise, has very low amount of it. Six years ago, there would be no security guards deployed in the city. You can go about and do your business without having to worry that your stuff would be stolen. Things changed though, just last year security guards became visible in public and private firms alike. Just goes to show how criminality has risen in the past years.

I took this shot before approaching them, one saw my camera and said that I shouldn't be photographing stuff inside the train station as it is 'verboten.' I smiled and showed them the photo (lol) and I explained that I maintain this blog about Vienna. So should they see this post; Sirs, please let me say 'thank you!'


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  1. I'm glad they let you keep the photo!

  2. That's great that they understood when you explained your photographs were for your blog. Security is an increasing issue in so many places where it didn't used to be. Good shots and post.

  3. Great myworld post, I enjoyed it. I added your great blog to my followers list so I can return often. Thanks for sharing.

    Regina In Pictures

  4. We all want to give the security guards a big wave and thank you for supporting bloggers and My World.

  5. That's a good point. Security is ubiquitous, and makes us nostalgically think about those "simpler days" when we didn't have to be so preoccupied with it.

  6. You were lucky. Marley in Cheltenham was told not to take images. Well done for being so brave.

  7. «Veboten»! Ja, sicher... strengt...
    Have a great week!
    Blogtrotter, waiting for your comments on Delhi...

  8. I find this policy of no pictures inside this or that ridiculous...

    But nice capture of those two security officers !

  9. iba talaga ang charm ng pinay! lol! but you're really brave ha! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  10. I was taking some photos of an atrium and was told to leave. the security guard was very nice and polite but he demanded that I delete the photos and he watched as I did so.

    sad ...

  11. I thought I already commented on this. Well I guess for blogging's sake everyone is amenable, eh. I onced asked a policeman for his permission before I photographed hime and he even smiled for my camera.

    I hope Vienna maintains a peaceful living environment for its citizens.

  12. I wonder why you're not supposed to take pictures there. Kind of takes the fun out of going places. I'm glad they let you.