On Wednesday, BuzzFeed’s Benny Johnson shared with readers photographic evidence of “The 7 Ugliest Government Buildings In Washington, D.C.” Major themes throughout:
marble cement everything, thriving dying tree-lined entry ways and sitting areas, and beautiful ugly art.
Well today, Johnson followed up on his original post to explain why you should not take photos of DC’s seven ugliest buildings after being confronted by police and told to leave at six of the buildings he visited, even though he stood on public sidewalks in close proximity to tourists and employees.
At the Department of Energy, Johnson recalled, “The four armed guards prevented me from moving or getting on my bike. After calling my boss, and discussing with the guards, I was given my camera back. ‘Be smarter next time,’ he [an officer] said, ‘and don’t take any more photos here’.”
Johnson reached out to spokespeople for each building and heard back from several, all of who’s answers contradict what went down. Read the full story, here.