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Neighbour taking Pictures

Hi Every one....
Its one thing make me fell very upset and worried ....
I live in Bottom floor and i have a garden.
Already got my neighbor to take pictures of my garden from his balcony 2 times ... I complained and he said he was just taking pictures of the garden and cats.
I got a baby with 12 months and that are making me very worried.
I do not know if this is legal or not taking pictures of private places....
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Old 20.09.2013, 14:03
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Re: Neighbour taking Pictures

Does your garden look nice?

Our lovely upstairs neighbours are always joking about how nice it is we have created a nice garden for them to enjoy when they look out from their balcony.

If they took photos, I'd be flattered.
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If he is taking pics of you- illegal. If he is taking pics of a garden- legal.
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Re: Neighbour taking Pictures

Take pics of him when he is taking pics of you.

When I am in India and people stare as if I am made out of Gold, I stare right back then waive or say hello.. They quickly turn away.
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Take pics of him when he is taking pics of you.

When I am in India and people stare as if I am made out of Gold, I stare right back then waive or say hello.. They quickly turn away.
What do you do when people here in Switzerland stare at you?
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Does your garden look nice?

Our lovely upstairs neighbours are always joking about how nice it is we have created a nice garden for them to enjoy when they look out from their balcony.

If they took photos, I'd be flattered.
Normal Garden..... nothing special...
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If he is taking pics of you- illegal. If he is taking pics of a garden- legal.
The problem is how i know what he is taking pictures??
even its of my cats... its my cats...
now i dont leave my children playing outside alone anymore... that is normal?
its my place and i dont have privaticy?
i think this is not normal....
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Old 20.09.2013, 14:23
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i think this is not normal....
It's normal.

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Hi Every one....
Its one thing make me fell very upset and worried ....
I live in Bottom floor and i have a garden.
Already got my neighbor to take pictures of my garden from his balcony 2 times ... I complained and he said he was just taking pictures of the garden and cats.
I got a baby with 12 months and that are making me very worried.
I do not know if this is legal or not taking pictures of private places....

I hope you are not the type who is convinced that the whole world is out there to get him..or her..
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The problem is how i know what he is taking pictures??
even its of my cats... its my cats...
now i dont leave my children playing outside alone anymore... that is normal?
its my place and i dont have privaticy?
i think this is not normal....

so you think he has an unhealthy interest in cats?
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Old 20.09.2013, 14:34
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Re: Neighbour taking Pictures

I asked him to do that, to distract you from the webcam I have pointing at your bedroom window.
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so you think he has an unhealthy interest in cats?
That would be cat-astrophic.
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That would be cat-astrophic.
He's probably into kitty porn.
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He's probably into kitty porn.
I think he got his camera out when he heard his downstairs neighbour say "Has any one seen my pussy?"
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Re: Neighbour taking Pictures

I don't think it's legal to photograph people without permission but I don't think you have sensible recourse here.

If you want total privacy, you can't live in a multifamily dwelling.

Besides, from the balcony he can fap to your cats live, no need to take pics. And you can't complain about him sitting on his balcony and looking at your pussy cats if they're in the garden.
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I don't think it's legal to photograph people without permission but I don't think you have sensible recourse here.

If you want total privacy, you can't live in a multifamily dwelling.

Besides, from the balcony he can fap to your cats live, no need to take pics. And you can't complain about him sitting on his balcony and looking at your pussy cats if they're in the garden.

Thanks Murloc,
i know living in multyfamily building i will never have total privacy... but people with cameras its to much...
probably i cant do nothing to stop this but fell very uncomfortable with that...
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The problem is how i know what he is taking pictures??
even its of my cats... its my cats...
now i dont leave my children playing outside alone anymore... that is normal?
its my place and i dont have privaticy?
i think this is not normal....
I think the concept of privacy here differs somewhat to what I am used to and prefer. Likewise, to get privacy, you often have to pay a large amount of money an ensure it complies with all legal aspects of ones rights of a view and the house rules etc.

When I moved into my place, I wanted some privacy by putting up a higher dividing line for the balcony etc. I bought some bamboo but I received a complaint before it was even put up. I was actually doing it for joint benefit.

I have just learned to accept that they can stare over at my space, and I have to my blinds down a lot so they can't see, just hear perhaps, if I am busy in my bedroom

I think you have a right to maybe say I don't want you taking pictures if your child is outside though.
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Hi Every one....
Its one thing make me fell very upset and worried ....
I live in Bottom floor and i have a garden.
Already got my neighbor to take pictures of my garden from his balcony 2 times ... I complained and he said he was just taking pictures of the garden and cats.
I got a baby with 12 months and that are making me very worried.
I do not know if this is legal or not taking pictures of private places....
Well you've got me worried. I also live on the ground floor and have done now for more than 35 years and up until now I've felt safe, but I can feel my confidence wavering now when I think of the dangers I could be in. What is worse is that my present flat can be seen on Google Earth, this makes it even more likely that I'll be attacked, robbed and left to die at some time. I've already started to look under my bed at night having seen recently that an alligator spent the night under someone's bed, add this to the danger presented by snakes, spiders and sewer rats which I have heard sometimes come up the toilet pan in ground floor flats (although I now always put the lav lid down since hearing this and put the bathroom scales on it as a safety measure) and everything is ripe for a last moment stand. There's not much I can do about my patio though, unless I get a dog, a big one of course. Trouble is I don't personally like dogs, so being bitten and having my throat torn out would be an added worry too.

My neighbour has a camera, he told me he takes photo's of flowers and plants in the woods, but I see there is now reason to doubt him, in fact I've often thought he's a bit odd the way he always walks past my place so slowly as if checking my flat out. I've tried shoving my wardrobe behind the bedroom door before I go to bed but it's bloody heavy and the carpet is now badly ripped. I now place a chair tightly under the door handle and balance a load of crockery on the angled seat so that any attempt by anyone after my money/TV/PC or coffee machine will really be thwarted by the noise of falling china. So, now, forewarned, just as a safeguard I can say that if I see anyone apart from my neighhbour with a camera outside you can bet your bottom dollar that I won't hesitate to punch him on the nose.
Oh dear, oh dear oh dear, I've just thought of something else; all planes landing over Bassersdorf can see my place quite clearly, this'll force me to leave the bedroom lights on and the shutter closed until at least the last one has landed in the late evening.

No peace now I'm afraid.
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Re: Neighbour taking Pictures

Legal or not, it's a bit creepy, isn't it?

I think I'd be uncomfortable too if I sat on my balcony and someone started taking photos of me - though I'd have to concede they were't doing anything illegal (just antisocial).

Are they doing it regularly? (You make it sound like they are) I can accept someone taking an occasional photo - a sort of "this is where I live and this is my view" thing, but how often do you need to photograph a bog standard garden.

You do't live downstairs from Bill Oddie, do you?
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