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The security guard of the building approached me and said "Miss, you can't take pictures of our property."


I said "I'm sorry I'll leave"


He said "Thats okay, no problem." Sounding shocked that I was so agreeable.


I said "Its just that your sculpture is so pretty I wanted a photo."


He said "I think you will find that most buildings in Los Angeles will not allow you to take pictures of their property."


Sure enough, as I walked down the street, his security guard pal in the next building was waiting for me at the end of their property. I guess he gave his buddy a phone call that I was on my way.


So they put all this beautiful artwork in the courtyards, design these beautiful fountains and landscape gardens - and then they won't let you take pictures in Downtown Los Angeles


One person thought it had to do with Terrorists. Another person said it has to do with Movie Scouts looking for locations, and they want you to pay for your time.

Whichever, I think its unfortunate. Downtown LA is so pretty.

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Taken on March 9, 2006