PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 18, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- A Fox News article has listed nine popular places around the world where photography is not allowed. Some of the spots on the list like a monastery and a chapel likely come as no surprise. Others, such as a hotel, a neighborhood, and a community of people, were of interest to global traveler Shelly Wickwire
Throughout the world, individuals have often been asked to refrain from snapping photos at religious sites. A few of the landmarks that made the list in the article were Bulgaria's Bachkovo Monastery and Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland.
Mausoleums are another top spot for issuing photo bans, the article notes. It puts the famed Taj Mahal at the top of its list. Though pictures of its outside walls have been in widespread circulation for years, cameras and photography equipment are explicitly banned from the interior. Lenin's Mausoleum that houses the remains of former Soviet premier Vladimir Lenin was also noted in the article as banning photos.
Shelly Wickwire is an educator who advocates for the inclusion of international studies in curriculum today. As an avid traveler, she commented on the photography ban. In a statement to the press, she stated: "Memories last best in your mind, yet it is always a disappointment to be disallowed to photograph the world. This is especially true for places that are particularly novel."
A few of the less thought of destinations detailed in the article were Tokyo's Golden Gai District and the Emirates Place hotel in the United Arab Emirates. The article reports signs stating the photography ban are prevalent throughout the Golden Gai District, though there was no mention of why the ban exists. On the other hand, the article explains photos are not allowed in Emirates Place as it is the person in the photograph, not the photographer, who is considered to own the pictures.
In a similar vein, members of the Amish community living primarily in areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana request visitors refrain from taking their photos. Rounding out the list were Luxor, Egypt's The Valley of the Kings and the Main Reading Room at the Library of Congress.
is a lifelong teacher and administrator who lists travel as one of her top interests. Ms. Wickwire identifies areas of Latin American as her top travel destination. She first visited a number of countries in the region while studying for her doctorate degree. Ms. Wickwire believes a well-rounded education complete with international studies better prepares students to solve the problems faced by an increasingly global society. As a result, she has focused her efforts to establishing the Garden Variety International Academy.
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