Mr Deano an Australian Born man living in Seattle decided to go around the world . He writes in his traveling diary December 2, 2011:
The Stasi Museum detailed how the secret police were set up, how they monitored the population via many spies, informants, taping devices, secret cameras i.e. hidden in street signs, briefcases, even a fake pregnant belly had a camera in it! It was a pretty full on place back in those days – paranoia must have run riot here – fear they would lose power and so on. The anti-west propoganda was interesting, my favourite included the decadence of rock music and had a picture of Twisted Sister! I also visited a really interesting museum on life during the Communist period - and for the first time got yelled at for taking photos by a security guard….ironically I was taking a photo of a spy camera! Luckily she didnt check my camera as I had already taken a number of photos where she couldnt see me. I felt like I was in Russia again!