Sun is looking good today; decided to have a try at shooting buildings again. At Gateway, all prepared to be stopped from taking photo (because it has happened to me and some others before) even though I am standing at the edge of the main road (Beach Road) by the public walkway. The first security person kept insisting cannot take despite me saying it was public area. As expected, reason is "Management" say cannot take. So I kept pushing him to give me the name and contact of "Management". After a few tries (and me trying to pacify him saying he's just doing his job and I just want to clarify with whoever is giving him instructions), he pointed me to FC and...
repeat above with second guy, this time wearing "Security" tag on his uniform. Repeat same pacify (you're just doing your job, I understand, but I just want to talk to the "Management" who is giving the instructions). After he understands I am "not trying to make his job difficult, he's just following instructions", a third (actually by now, I am surrounded by 6 guys already) security guard came and was very defensive.
Kept saying how this is private property and I am considered trespassing. Naturally I disagreed and explained to him how I understand the taking of pictures of certain government and sensitive buildings like Parliament can be considered but not in a public area like this. Blah blah blah.
Finally got a reply that "Management" has gone off. No problem. I can be back tomorrow... afterall, I work in this building (tried getting my tenant name but I didn't offer), and finally got a "S S/O MAYAKRISNA" with a contact number to call tomorrow.
... to be contd.