Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stepping over the property line

Walking through Downtown Los Angeles, you probably will not even notice those lines in the side walk that separate private from public property. Stepping over them is usually not a big deal, since, across the line, on the private side, hotels, restaurants, delis, coffee shops and other businesses are eagerly waiting for customers.
Some downtown art objects are also located on private property—usually of the financial world. Here, stepping over the property line for some close-up photo opportunities next to a picturesque sculpture may be less welcome for security reasons. Permission to take pictures can be revoked at any time, since not so innocent tourists may zoom right through a sculpture and spy on activities inside those high rising buildings, informing the world in real time —via smart clicks on their iDevice—of some secret transactions or forecasting the next financial meltdown.

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