INSITE: I’LL ARGUE WITH YOU ALL DAY OVER TAKING PICTURES!

SECURITY: YOU CAN’T PHOTOGRAPH THIS BUILDING!



I can’t quite recall why I was attempting to get photos of the swanky Huntingdon building in River Oaks on Wednesday.  It’s a building full of super rich folk.  Ken Lay once lived there and I think Mayor Lanier had a unit in the building.  But whatever the reason was it has changed to this particular blog post.  As I said I stopped at the upscale rich people high rise to snap a few photos.  Out of the blue came these two security guards.  They told me I couldn’t take pictures of the building even though I was standing on a public sidewalk.  I asked them to tell me the law or city ordinance I was violating.  They couldn’t give me one.  They just said the management said it wasn’t allowed.  I told the security guard the only building I know you can’t photograph without permission is a federal building or installation.  They can actually give you a ticket and fine if you snap Uncle Sam’s property.  But taking a picture of an apartment building from a public street is no where to be found as a violation in the law.  I know some folk have tried to use copyright law to stop photography but it rarely stands up if the picture is for personal use.  In the meantime, the guards just stood there while I snapped them and the building.  I had a point to prove.  Just because management or rich people say it’s so doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. They just stood there glaring at me while I took my pictures.  Here are the pictures I snapped and I don’t even remember why I wanted them!