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Old 01-21-2012, 03:03 AM
 
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Wow.... So the whole state should just break off & sink into the Gulf I guess? Maybe it's just the influence of being near the South, but otherwise I do know that retailers are very wary of photography on their premises in general, not just in Texas.
Texas has its merits, or I wouldn't live here. Camera-friendliness isn't one of those merits. I do OK as a photographer, as long as I avoid people. That's pretty much the key to staying out of trouble; avoid people.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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Wow.... So the whole state should just break off & sink into the Gulf I guess? Maybe it's just the influence of being near the South, but otherwise I do know that retailers are very wary of photography on their premises in general, not just in Texas.
Dallas IS the in south, btw
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Dallas IS the in south, btw
Yeah, but I wasn't sure (not living there yet) how the locals might view that. Texas seems to kind of have Southern attirbutes, but is a very singluar, independent kind of place at the same time.
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Old 01-21-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Yeah, but I wasn't sure (not living there yet) how the locals might view that. Texas seems to kind of have Southern attirbutes, but is a very singluar, independent kind of place at the same time.
Texas is a large state with a broad culture. East Texas definitely exudes Southern culture, as Louisiana and Arkansas are only an hour or so away from much of it. Heading West takes one gradually out of the Southern culture and into the Southwestern culture seen in New Mexico. By the time one gets to Dallas, the culture is split fairly evenly between neo-Southern, mid-Texas western and New England carpetbagger.

One thing that I find really funny is the Dallas attitude towards art and the nude human form. There are large pieces of stone in various places around Dallas that artists have fashioned into the facsimile of healthy, fertile, naked women. I am getting the impression that those sculptures are tokens meant to represent the presence of fine art in Dallas, but decent people are expected to avert their eyes. Certainly, don't shoot photos of them. That would be lewd. It's really funny, though, when one of those carved pieces of rock is placed out at street level, because there is no way the City would tolerate the model herself standing there like that. OK, there is a way; pay the City a lot of money. That fixes everything.

I think that Dallas is pretentious when it places life-like statues of nude women out on the street or public venue, but then goes spastic if a real-life nude shows up near the same place. I'm not advocating public nudity necessarily, but I think the double standard in Dallas is weirdly amusing.
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I think that Dallas is pretentious when it places life-like statues of nude women out on the street or public venue, but then goes spastic if a real-life nude shows up near the same place. I'm not advocating public nudity necessarily, but I think the double standard in Dallas is weirdly amusing.
I'm not really sure things would be that much different in a great number of cities. I mean, there's a BIG perceived difference (right or wrong - there just IS) between a sculpture and a naked woman on display.
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