"Whatever you do in public is public. Period."
Not in Germany, it isn't.
In one of his "Fifth Column" pieces in "Autosport", F1 journo Nigel Roebuck told the tale of Herr X, who attended the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim some time in the early 1980s. Frau X, watching the proceedings on the Wireless With Pictures at home, was surprised to see Herr X in the grandstand, and doubly surprised to observe that seated next to him was Fraulein Y. A miffed Frau X consulted her solicitor and in fairly short order Herr X found himself both single and considerably poorer.
Whereupon he sued the TV company for being responsible for his plight
The following year, race tickets had a disclaimer on the back, stating "if you get caught it's YOUR fault, not ours".
When I relate this tale to The Woman Formerly Known As Mrs Larrington (who is German) she was astonished that anyone would find this in any way odd.
Additional: Peter Thomas should be aware that under forthcoming anti-turrism laws, taking photos inside your own home may be very illegal if the subject contains one or more of the following:
o empty Lucozade™ bottles
o the Daily Telegraph™
o life-size cardboard figures of Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket
o anything else that Wacqui Jacqui dreams up while in the bath (please pass the Mind Bleach™)