Copyright alert. Taking photos of the Eiffel Tower at night and sharing them are actually prohibited. Would you take a photo anyway?
Scroll down to see how people across America voted.
Has taking a photo under the glowing light of the Eiffel Tower in the romantic city of Paris always been a life-long goal for you? Do you have the mentality that you didn’t really do something unless there’s photographic proof on the ‘gram? If you fall under either of these two categories… you might be out of luck.
Shockingly, some of the most popular tourist attractions in the world have strict photography rules. According to USA Today, you can face fines or reprimands for pulling out your camera at some popular tourist attractions. These rules differ depending on the tourist attraction. For example, the popular Sistine Chapel in Italy prohibits photography because any flash from a camera can be harmful to the artwork displayed.
When it comes to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the famous image of the Eiffel Tower in the night sky surrounded with the warm glow of its lights is protected by a copyright law. This means anyone who snaps a picture like this and shares in on social media or sells it without permission could face a serious fine. Anyone cancelling their Paris trips yet?
Other popular tourist attractions that don’t allow photography include the Alamo in San Antonio, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., the Jewel House in London, photos from the skywalk in the Grand Canyon, photography from inside the Taj Mahal, the Westminster Abbey in London, and the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany.
Next time, think before you snap a photo, or at least look up the rules. Would you take a photo anyway? Read more about this on USA Today here.
Ya, wouldn’t stop me