Well, at work we have a sort of photography competition, and this months subject is architecture. So at lunch today I decided to take a walk down the road where I work and take some pictures of the office blocks. There's one office block at the end of the road which is fancier than the others. and just outside they have a sculpture. This is in an area that, yes is on their property, but there's no restriction to walk in that area and in fact many people walk through as a route into the town centre it's about 4 metres off the public pavement. Anyway I started snapping away. Within a couple of minutes a security guard came out and asked me to stop taking pictures of the building. I told him that I had not taken any pictures of the building just the sculpture and another office block across the roundabout. He said it doesn't matter, and that he did not want me to take pictures. I finished with the fact that I could walk 3 or 4 metres back on to the pavement and I could take as many pictures as I wanted, he just answered, yes you could, but I don't care. There was no raised voices and I just did what he asked with little fight, but when I was back at work later I found myself getting quite angry over the whole thing. How petty do people have to be to stop someone from harmlessly taking pictures of a sculpture that the office block owner/builder has built to be an attraction to their building. Unfortunately I think this is an unfortunate case of what we say in the UK as "jobsworth". Give a man a security badge and he will use what ever "authority" he has when he can. Has anyone else ever had any similar experiences? I'm always quite careful when taking photos that I'm not going to offend anyone or intrude into their personal privacy, but I didn't think I'd be asked to stop taking pictures of a commercial area. Just had to get that off my chest.