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May
7
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
Great find! Any similar document for the SDF maybe? And any other building is OK to be taken from the street, if I understand correctly? For instance bridges, dams, non-Army government buildings, etc. Thanks a lot!
Apr
28
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@easymoden00b: The UK has such a list, though.
Apr
27
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@cpast: Let's focus the question on buildings. Anyway, all laws preventing buildings pictures are accepted as answers, regardless of whether they are actually privacy laws or not. Cheers!
Apr
27
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@JJCS: I would like to make it clear that my question is not about privacy, it is about law. Taking pictures of the entrance of a love hotel is not great from a privacy point of view (nobody want to be seen entering it), but it is not forbidden by law.
Apr
27
comment No-pictures buildings in Japan (shooting from street forbidden by law)
@choster: Exactly, and I want information on what is OK and what is not. Most countries have laws/decrees for this, the trick is to find the relevant text (probably in Japanese). Your link talks about inside the subway (ruled by the transportation authority), whereas I am asking about street photography (rules by public law I guess?). Cheers!
Apr
22
comment Where exactly is Yamada Castle in Okinawa?
How about the coordinates? Wikipedia gives 26°25′54″N 127°46′57″E as coordinates, but Google Maps Satellite shows at that point a house that does not match the description of the blog post. Nearby there are 3 suspect artifacts but difficult to say which one was Yamada Castle.
Apr
8
comment Walk from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg?
Most of the OpenStreetMap data in this area was actually created by me. It is not complete, I have not drawn gates because I don't know whether there are any.
Apr
8
comment Walk from Mauritius MRU airport to Mahebourg?
Indeed it seems that my "3 kilometers" was exaggerated. Fixed, thanks! Still, I am interested in knowing whether the South route is doable or not.
Apr
1
comment Are there countries where people of a particular religion are refused entry?
The last paragraph is not needed: I saw that coming and that's why I explicitly stated my question is not about nationality or stamps. Because it is a whole other debate :-)
Apr
1
comment Are there countries where people of a particular religion are refused entry?
Anecdote against anecdote: "a 2007 article in Commentary magazine by scholar Joshua Muravchik reports on his recent visit to Saudi Arabia; he wrote “Jewish” on his visa application, and was nevertheless granted a Saudi visa." volokh.com/2011/06/23/…
Mar
16
comment Why do Eurotunnel do cheaper fares for shorter trips
Thanks! Any reference maybe, for instance a news article talking about this phenomenon?
Mar
3
comment What class of vehicle is commonly called “a Toyota” in Dudhu Chak/Eastern Pakistan?
Thanks a lot! Any reference or example of that term used in this since on a Pakistan forum or something like that, maybe? Or have you been there and heard that, maybe? :-)
Mar
3
comment What class of vehicle is commonly called “a Toyota” in Dudhu Chak/Eastern Pakistan?
@Tor-EinarJarnbjo: Let's say I am from Morocco and I call them (in Arabic) to discuss rental prices: Zero English used, but still the question is important for me as a traveller. "Toyota" is a term that tourists will hear when they want to rent a car there, whatever the language.
Mar
3
comment Which cities in Vietnam have a Chinese embassy or consulate where I can apply for a visa?
@pnuts: Indeed. Chinese government website: fmprc.gov.cn/mfa_eng/wjb_663304/zwjg_665342/2498_665360/…
Mar
3
comment Which cities in Vietnam have a Chinese embassy or consulate where I can apply for a visa?
Incidentally, I just release today this open database of embassies/consulates: datahub.io/dataset/embassies-and-consulates not very easy to browse but the info should be inside the CSV file.
Feb
27
comment Finding Gilgit's Kargah Buddha
@pnuts: How did you find these coordinates?
Feb
16
comment Where is the historical center of Tlalpan?
I had spotted that square in my research but somehow with Street View it did not look like a touristic area s I dismissed it too quickly... thanks!
Feb
12
comment Is Nogi's house original or rebuilt?
Might "[building generation 1] 1902" actually mean that the building had several generations and the first generation was built in 1902?
Feb
8
comment Chinatown in Seoul
Thanks a lot! Would you happen to know the latitude/longitude or even better the OpenStreetMap link? :-) Google Maps knows Garibong-dong but not Yenbian Street.
Feb
3
comment Can a Japanese citizen get a visa for Iran at the border from Pakistan?
@AndrewFerrier: OK I will ask her