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ckiang

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Hi,



Taken in year 2000 when I was there for a holiday. One of the domes of the St. Peter's Cathedral, Vatican City, Rome, Italy.

Coolpix 950 on floor (!), no tripods allowed. This is where the swivel really comes in handy.

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wow, how come no tripods allowed??
 

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Originally posted by eadwine
wow, how come no tripods allowed??
Typically, cathedrals in Europe either have:
1. No tripod, no flash (darn)
2. Allow tripod, no flash (not so bad)

Most don't allow use of flash.

In the above, the moment I start setting up the tripod, the guard came over and tell me in Italian (dun understand) and gesticulating not to use it.

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Originally posted by eadwine
wow, how come no tripods allowed??
I think they don't want you to spoil the tiles (since tripods got point legs that concentrate a lot of pressure) which may be hundred of years old....

I tried taking photos in Fullerton Hotel before and I was stopped from using the tripod as well. But that was after I took the shots I wanted already, hehhe.
 

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Originally posted by Tweek


I think they don't want you to spoil the tiles (since tripods got point legs that concentrate a lot of pressure) which may be hundred of years old....

I tried taking photos in Fullerton Hotel before and I was stopped from using the tripod as well. But that was after I took the shots I wanted already, hehhe.

hehehe lucky! Maybe because of the 9-11 incident, security tighter everywhere. Sigh.
 

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took the same pic at the roof when i was there a couple of years ago......

even had a glimpse of the pope on his truck.....

back then i was using a point and shoot instant nikon camera.... guess you know how the picture look......:)
 

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Originally posted by looteer
took the same pic at the roof when i was there a couple of years ago......

even had a glimpse of the pope on his truck.....

back then i was using a point and shoot instant nikon camera.... guess you know how the picture look......:)
Were you there in July 2000? Coz I got a pic of the Pope on the truck also. :)

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okay lah me think..... wah... it was back in 1998 when i was there..... during summer..... very hot....almost 4 years already... how time flies......

anyway, we were quite luckly to see him..... coz he blessed us ;) and he don't come out frequently......

i still remember the popular stuff there is to buy first day covers, send mail from inside.... collect some of the currency used in there......
:bsmilie:
 

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