My client recently put in a new brick deck, building it himself. The County of Orange wouldn't approve the construction. Instead, they cited him for eleven building code violations, including that the bricks were not level, there was no provision for drainage (this part of Capistrano Beach being susceptible to cliff erosion), there was no railing at the edge of the deck, etc.
I arranged for a meeting with a senior building inspector on Monday. I explained that the deck wasn't a deck so much as it was an artistic expression by my client -- It's not a deck, it's art! I brought him some photographs that showed the deck in the right light so that the artistic aspects of the design of the bricks could be more properly appreciated. He approved the construction after reviewing the photographs and taking a duplicate set of the photos for his file. Here's one of the photos from the set.
Clicking on the image for a full view shows more brick detail.