Watching the watchers

Security camera at the Powerhouse, Newfarm.

Brisbane Meetup - Sat 26th July.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 26th July 2008, This photo: 3:26pm

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Hahaha, I think this was watching us like a hawk ;p
  • -Gadabout- said:
    I like it :D
  • David de Groot said:
    You two were darn fast!
    I reckon so!
  • Xenedis said:
    It'd be interesting to see the view from the other side. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Viewed large you can see the camera inside was pointing out-of-frame to the right.
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    "who watches the watchers?"
    start trek next generation - season 4, episode 4
  • David de Groot said:
    Nerd ! ;-)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Now all you need is a photo of you taking a photo of the watchers - it could be titled watchers watching the watched :P
  • David de Groot said:
    True! But I suspect no-one snapped me at the time, despite standing around with a bunch of photographers ;-)
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    At first I thought it was a showerhead
  • David de Groot said:
    Funny you should say that, 'cause that's what Lea thought it was too.
  • leadegroot said:
    Surely an even nerdier response would be a reference to Juvenal's "Qui Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?"
    Or even some rambling about Plato and his Republic?
    (and, yes, it can be translated as 'who will watch the watchers?' rather than 'who will guard the guardians?')
    Besides - I'm sure it was season 3, episode 4
  • richardfenton75 said:
    You go lea!
  • The Central Scrutiniser said:
    did i say season 4? i meant to say season 3....
    i ought to know - i just watched the season three again recently.
  • Jack High said:
    Nice shot, a bit "Dr Who" like. Credit to the designer, because if you have to have a security camera it may as well be interesting. Well seen and composed.
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis a bit. ;-) I think they're meant to look like a street light at first glance - you know, trying to not draw attention to itself.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Big Brother sure is watching you. Looks a little spooky too. The Martians are coming or something.
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed - although I often suspect nobody is actually watching these things.