9 Famous Landmarks that Shouldn’t Be Photographed
When we visit one of the world-famous landmarks, we want to shoot it from all kinds of points of view.
It may seem absurd, but it is an interesting fact that in one the most photographed places in the world the photos are actually banned. And while some of these restrictions are only partial, in others, the ban is complete and can bring you serious fines. Here are some of the most famous landmarks where you should use when your camera with extreme caution (if permitted at all):
Kumsusan Palace of the Sun (Pyongyang, North Korea)
This building serves as the mausoleum of DPRK founder Kim Il-sung, the founder of North Korea, and his son, Kim Jong-il. It is quite difficult to get inside - as a foreigner you can only get inside during an official tour organized by the authorities and with special permission. If you still manage to enter, you will need to follow some rules - smoking and speaking inside are prohibited, as well as taking pictures and videos. Interestingly, at the entrance, each visitor have to walk over a shoe cleaning device, to prevent dust from entering the mausoleum. All visitors are also asked to check all personal belongings except their wallets in a cloak room, and are given a numbered ticket to claim their belongings when leaving.
Eiffel Tower (Paris, France)
While this is one of the most photographed locations in the world, there are also some limitations. Since the tower is illuminated in a special way at night, which is considered an art form and protected by copyright law, it is forbidden to take photographs. Of course, if you are a lover who does not intend to use the photos for commercial purposes, you can shoot.
Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)