Thursday, October 23, 2008

Photography prohibited says dr-cafe.com


Photography prohibited says dr-cafe.com
Originally uploaded by BoydJones

Why in the world would the Dr. Cafe coffee shop chain in Saudi Arabia prohibit photography? High speed Wi Fi is available, but no photography?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

maybe people don't like to have their pictures taken, esp. if it is a socially conservative country. perhaps women don't want to have their pictures taken.

Boyd R. Jones said...

Good thinking. However, men and women are segregated. A wall separates the sections. Very hard to jump over that wall and take photos...

Anonymous said...

boyd, i was talking about foreigners taking pictures of the muslims. you could take pics of men, and foreign women can take pics of the women. i wasn't talking of peeping toms.

Boyd R. Jones said...

You are right that some Muslims feel photography is "wrong" - apparently this is the case. But why ban all photography?

Anonymous said...

most folks take pictures of people, except for americans, who like to take pictures of non-people. if you go around the cafe photographing anything other than people, like cups and spoons and tables and computers, people will think you're a creepy spy.