Thursday, September 1, 2011

Not allowed to photograph 不允许拍照 ...


A new structure is recently completed at one of the
most busiest streets in Kuala Lumpur,
as I walked around it and later started to photograph
...
the security guards came and stopped 
me from photographing, apparently 
I was told I would need a permission and 
a pass for photographing the structure
...
my question is if a structure is not
build to be admired and by photographing it
we are promoting it to the world, 
then why not just leave it at the drawing board, 
I felt sorry for the Architect who built it
...

Starhill Gallery ...

Starhill Gallery ...

Starhill ...

Starhill Gallery ...

Starhill ...

Star Hill Gallery at Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur


39 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

Is this the new structure? You are absolutely right, Wong! This is an awesome structure and your photos are so beautiful that you only added to the importance of the building. Through them, we, people from around the world have the opportunity to appraise the standard of your city, and, why not?, make it a goal of our trips.

Rob and Mandy said...

I'm always irritated by those signs you can find in museums, or in the nicer shops. Always manage to get at least one photo, playing the 'stupid' tourist

Carolina Tavares said...

I love reflections. Created a very interesting game. A modern architecture in the form of diamond.

Sabrina said...

fantastiche!!!!complimenti per tutti i particolari che con grande maestria hai saputo cogliere!

Laura.M said...

You're right! Why not be able to photograph a building? . I do not think that the architect gave the order ... if so it's a shame.
The photos are very good, Wong.
Greetings. Laura

joaquín said...

Espectaculares juegos de reflejos

Mama-Bug said...

These are wonderful! Can't imagine why a public building was not to be photographed.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Wow, if I were the architect of such an incredible structure, I would be begging you to take photographs.
Stunning shots....
~Jo

Erika said...

Extraordinary shots, Wong but could you explain me how you took the first one? Were you in a corner?
You are a giant of photography.

Dawn said...

WOW! These are incredible! Maybe they're worried someone might try to build the same thing in their backyard?!? Glad you captured it!
Absolutely amazing structure!!

Art at Chesterbrook Academy Elementary School said...

Amazing shots.
Your lenses always capture the soul of the images.

s.c said...

Nice cristalline building, great pictures

ρομπερτ said...

Reminded me of a raw diamond. Impressive. Please have a good new month.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

This is one amazingly different building. It must have been a joy and a challenge to photograph. What a shame they have a photos policy, although this would be hard to enforce.

veredit said...

wonderful and very surprising angles ... great, really great pictures !!!

best regards to you...

isabella

Erika said...

Wong, thanks for having answered me.

Randy said...

I hate when that happens. Now I am afraid to even raise my camera in museum after being scolded by museum guards in Phoenix.

Chinatours said...

I always cannot understand some places with no official or military importance to forbid photography.

darlin said...

This is such a fascinating building, it makes no sense why photos can't be taken. I also feel for the Architect. At least you got some fantastic shots before being asked to stop. :-)

Asta said...

These pics are great! Very interesting views of a very interesting building.

nathalie said...

I'm so glad you took these pictures, the first one in particular is just outstanding !!!!

How stupid of the guard to stop you - they say it's a security issue - surely you're taking photos of where the alarms and video cameras are, ha !!! The problem is
1. you can always take pics from the other side of the street
2. you can always take pics discreetly with your mobile phone and no-one will notice.

So turning down a guy who comes out with a big camera and makes no effort to hide is a joke from a security point of view - and photography loses, and art loses, and freedom loses. It's a sad world.

Eyeliquor said...

Ha ha like the way you silenced him with your words!
Well done Wong!

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MTO Photography said...

So fascinating building and the nagle you have shoot from is really good:)

JM said...

The building is fantastic and your photos are excellent, Wong!

Pupottina said...

it's fantastic place!!!
it's the future building

Miki said...

万花筒!万華鏡!
The admiration of beauty like a kaleidoscope.
Thank you for your always nice picture.

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Realmente estupendas las fotos que nos has dejado.

Saludos y buena tarde de jueves.

George said...

I would think that the owners of this building would want photographs to go our all over the world -- it's beautiful. I just don't understand the ban on photography.

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