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Wheres the photos of the Vatican Embassy in W-DC?

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posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 01:33 AM
Well google has some neat new software out where you can view the planet at various levels of details... is where you can find the software..

Well I went to the white house. and then i typed in "local search" for vatican.

Well i found the Vatican Embassy there. (Its North West of the white house). But for some reason there is a big circile of lowres data, in a city thats all high res. Any one with any ideas out there?

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 05:48 AM
Can you post the co-ordinates so we can look at it on Google Maps?

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 05:50 AM
Here's the address:

3339 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008

It looks like there are many embassies in that area so the Google satellite images have probably been pixelated to obsure the area for security reasons.

[edit on 7/13/2005 by djohnsto77]

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 06:11 AM
Ohh, that. I thought he ment something else, sorry.

I believe the roofs are edited to protect security, even though you can see pictures of the roof of the White House from surounding buildings.

This website has alot of pictures of the roofs.

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 06:15 AM
Woah, they went a bit over the top with the embassy. I see what you mean. Click.

I never noticed how symmetrical everything is around the white house, heh.

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 11:12 AM
check out in regards to the streets of DC, but thats another topic for another thread.

But ya It is over the top, especial because every area around is is highest level detail.... thats for posting a link to the google maps, I was looking for that site but couldnt find it for a while.

But ya... whats with the big pixilated circle?

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 11:34 AM
I also noticed that the United States Capital Building is Pixilated as well...

By whats so important about the Vatican Embasy?

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 04:55 PM
It is standard/normal security protocol to pixilate embassy aerial photos.
You will have to ask those who would know in the government, all I can tell you, as has already been mentioned in this topic, it is done for security reasons.
Afterall, we are talking Washington, DC......


posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 05:21 PM
Yes, but there are many more embassies there that are not pixilated at all.

Does anyone know where the Vice-Prisident Live?

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 05:30 PM
Would you want people to know how many rooftop cameras you have? NO.

Also there may be firedoors and rooftop hatches on the rooves of Embassies.....would you want others to know about them? Probably not.

It is for security's all about you get what you give. If a country is very resourseful and meets many of the US's security requirements and demands for US Embassies...then we do the same for them (edit google sat. images etc..etc..)

[edit on 13/7/2005 by SportyMB]

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 08:22 PM
Again we are missing the point here.... There are MANY embassays out side of this bubble. And they are not bocked out at all.

The white hous roof has been edited, but check out that link of what it looks like,

The united states capital is also blocked out here as well.

The question is what is so special about this area. Not so much of "what reason they have to block it out" But what is so special about this area compared to other embassies that are in plain view.

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