hoons90
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Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 11:49 pm

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jwenting
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RE: Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 11:54 pm

my guess, they are afraid of North Korean spies. Photos can be used to train infiltrators and commando groups for sabotage missions.
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watewate
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RE: Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sat Aug 18, 2001 11:56 pm

Many people have been approached by security at SEL (haven't heard about ICN as yet) while taking pictures. I guess they're sensitive about the communists up North. Things will only get worse as World Cup 2002 approaches- that's for sure.
 
BarfBag
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RE: Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 12:51 am

Photography is prohibited at Seoul ? Well, all I can say is I took a bunch of snaps at ICN on my layover there during the SIN-SFO flight on SQ016 last fortnight. Of course I didnt flaunt my camera. Also I dont even remotely look like a Korean.
 
yqfca
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RE: Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 2:00 am

I was at LAX about three weeks after the LosAngeles riots and photography was still not allowed. You have to keep in mind that Korea is still in a cold war with North Korea. It just depends how nervous the country is at the time. My brother was locked up in 1981 for photographing a B52 in Montana. So it is not all that long ago that the USA was feeling just like South Korea does today.
 
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RE: Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 2:09 am

WOW!!!! I didn't know Aviation Photography made people so sore...

Get your picture taken?
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

What can a picture of a B-52 do... What, put some magical dust on it and watch it do a bombing run..... HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!
 
sushka
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RE: Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 3:31 am

In Russia it is not alowed at the airports either. But Ialways manage to get lots of pictures  Big thumbs up
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RE: Why Isn't Photography Allowed At Seoul Incheon?

Sun Aug 19, 2001 6:33 am

I flew out of ICN on August 17, took quite a few pictures without any problems. I have taken pictures at ICN many times this year, not a problem from any security officer.