The next time you’re hounded by the police after trying to snap yourself a pretty little photo of the White House, show them this printed-out document from the Homeland Security department, stating you’re allowed to do so.
I post this today because when I was in Bruxelles this past summer I tried to take a picture of the Amercian consulate. Which was behind like three types of fence, concrete barriers, and other such impediments. Anyway, within like thirty seconds of taking my photo there were roughly three or four guards who converged on my friend Cait and I and asked to see my camera. I had already deleted the picture because it was like not a good photo but they still insisted on checking. Anyway, I know they did it because it is their job and quite frankly, I felt a tad bit safer when they did but it was still a very frightening moment. The point is: now I can go back to Brussels and get a good picture in.