Went to Baltimore Library at 400 Cathedral Street. When I saw the venerable edifice in the home of H.L. Mencken and John Waters I decided to whip out the old Samsung SGH T309 and phone cam it. As soon as I stepped inside, a Library Policewoman (?) informed that if I wanted to take pictures of the building I had to "check in at information and get cleared to do so".
What am I: William Nuthead? (as shown in this shot of wall paintings honoring famous Marylanders inside the library)
Of course not- America is still free as are its libraries and I will continue to photograph them without "checking in". Indeed.....