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Room with a View

Have I ever mentioned the view from my balcony?

View from my apartment

View from my apartment

Can you see the guy in the window opposite? He’s a guest in a hotel, and like every other guest in that hotel, is cool about leaving his blinds open. This guy stood at the window in nothing but his underwear as he smoked a cigarette.

This isn’t a great photo, but the problem is that when I can see someone, they can also see me, especially if I’m standing on the balcony, which is why this photo was taken from behind the balcony door. I don’t want to raise the ire of anyone when they catch me snapping photos of them in their room, so I have to be sneaky. (the ethical implications seems to have been lost on me).

So far the only things I’ve seen are people watching TV and climbing into bed in the jim-jams. It’s a pretty seedy hotel, so the possibility of witnessing prostitution in action is not too far fetched. Assuming that something like that does happen, with the following caveats, am I allowed to take a picture?

1. I don’t know them and I won’t ever get the photos back to anyone they do know

2. I won’t put the photos online (maybe I will, but with a blurry face and blurry rude bits because it would be gross to put that on my blog…but c’mon, this would be amazing blogging material)

3. I don’t scream and get so grossed out I run out of my apartment