Thursday, July 31, 2008

Pasadena Towers

Ben of the sky is big in Pasadena posted this story about being confronted by a security guard for taking pictures of one of the lesser architectural "wonders" of Pasadena from a public place.

I dug through my messy unorganized files and found these shots of that same building. I never had trouble at that location - maybe because my pocket point and shoot is so small - but I've certainly had my encounters with people elsewhere who thought I shouldn't be taking pictures. (If you click a picture, it'll enlarge.)

Pasadena Towers 800 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA
Pasadena Towers 800 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA
Pasadena Towers 800 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA
This is what I call a "framing shot" - while I'm taking pictures at a location I try to find a sign to help me identify it later.

Pasadena Towers 800 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA
Google Street view has pictures all around this building. Start here.

Here's another picture I took of a small detail on the Green Street side of Pasadena Towers.

Here's my picture of the "Photography is prohibited" sign at Pinkberry in Old Pasadena.

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2 comments:

Red Zebra said...

I would like to organize a photo shoot, get a bus load of people and we all stand out outside the wonderful Pasadena Towers and take hundreds of photos. Perhaps we could "assign" a small portion on the towers to each photographer and we may assemble a giant collage.

That is the most absurd thing I have heard in some time. Legally, this woman was also fair game for a snapshot or two on public streets.

Office of the Cultural Liaisons said...

Yes the paranoia in the US is out of hand. Did they stop google earth from taking pictures? i think not!
But it does seep in. While i was in Sydney i could Video tape anywhere with my Sony PD 170, a big camera and no one thought a thing. I thought it more than anyone which shows you now much damage this climate has become. There is no good creative work that comes out of an ambiance of fear. Which is why the US has faired in the past.
as to its future.........?