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Mykonos Mobiles

By lifesnapper  
Hi all and many thanks for your kind votes and comments on my 'Greek Music' Images, very much appreciated.
Today something which is going to be going on big time in Greece right now, the use of Mobiles. In V1 there are Four Mobiles in use which are quite easy to spot. It's hard to imagine a time without them and how on Earth we communicated? When I was in my Teens my parents didn't even have a Landline Phone and if I wanted to see a Girl Friend I had to firstly walk to Her house, then get past Her Parents and hopefully find that She was at home and be able to make a date. (Having Two or Three Girlfriends at once was always an advantage) Wink And just for the record, we didn't have a Car a Fridge or a Washing machine either Smile

Hope you enjoy this set,

All the best to all,


Tags: Mobile phones Portraits and people Street candids Mykonos Town

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11 5.3k 128 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 8:13AM
Isn't technology a wonderful thing?

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 8:31AM
An enjoyable little set of variations on a theme, John.
One of our fellow-tourists on the Great War trail last week was amazed when I told him I didn't have a smartphone . . .
RonnieAG Plus
12 154 119 Scotland
6 Jul 2015 8:42AM
The mobile has become a must rather than a wish, and I get fed up with folk on the train and bus talking in loud voices into them.
But we just have to accept them for both their benefits and opposite.
It might be harder to take a shot with folk in it and avoid having a mobile included.

Wonder where the lass in V 4 keeps hers ?
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.0k 162 England
6 Jul 2015 8:43AM
We had a boiler with a mangle... but no fridge, no car.... and no girlfriend Sad

mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2523 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 8:46AM

Quote:Wonder where the lass in V 4 keeps hers ?

I was thinking that.
We get kids at the High School who go into cold turkey when deprived of their phones for their exams. The get twitchy and volatile. They can't cope with life without the damn things...
6 Jul 2015 8:54AM
Yes Moira, it's the price we pay for Technology, The Art of conversation is fast disappearing in the new generation. We have so much knowledge at our fingertips but its all facts and figures and doesn't seem to lead to any creativity whatsoever Sad
6 Jul 2015 9:00AM
Cracking set of candids John.
6 Jul 2015 9:24AM
Super set John, like the happy bunch in V5,
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 9:50AM
great story here John,
and 'snap' but I had to wait for someone to callWink
and we never had electricity until I was 16
way out in the sticks, but would love that way of life again
you made your own entertainment
great set of shots, makes you think!
6 Jul 2015 10:05AM
Yes Lillian, and if Mobiles had of existed when I was young, I would never have taught myself how to play Drums and a few basic Chords on Guitar Smile (Between making my own entertainment with Girls that is) Wink
jocas 7 6 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 10:36AM
Super set isn't it amazing how the phone and net has taken over our lives, we are in bulgaria now and found electric cut off , i anounced that i could manage a week without as we have gas to cook, then leave for uk, but then hubby reminded me i would need to charge my tablet and phoneBlushSad panic immidiately set inGrinGrin
Great shot v3 and v5 my faves
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 10:39AM
great reportage here....
i threw mine away a few years ago and life is great not being on call all the time
I wonder where it all will lead too
hopefully for the better of mankind....we must all be more global now
PranavMishra 9 52 18 India
6 Jul 2015 10:55AM
a fine bit of mobile-spotting, John.. Grin

Quote:Yes Moira, it's the price we pay for Technology, The Art of conversation is fast disappearing in the new generation. We have so much knowledge at our fingertips but its all facts and figures and doesn't seem to lead to any creativity whatsoever Sad

I think we become too early now.. by the age of 10 we know what we want.. I mean this is one problem.. we are so surrounded with tech gadgets and get too embroiled in them from an early age.. we can't get out..
TV made appearance in my house when I was more than 10.. before that we would so enjoy the programs on radio lying under the night sky.. power too went off quite frequently and we did all sort of things.. there was so much to do.. even if passing beneath a banyan tree, considered haunted, in perfect darkness.. you can imagine that thrill!
I don't say the kind of lifestyle we are forced to live today is 'bad'.. it is what it is! But it is reasonable for a reasonable man to use it as per the necessity rather than an addiction.. To be on the mobile all the time means we don't have anything else to do.. and same goes for other obsessions..
I still don't use an android phone.. my mobile is a cheap model of Nokia 7-8 years old.. Grin I mean one thing - I have been too lazy.. buy a new phone, then transfer all the numbers.. another thing is - I use it only to call, receive calls.. for a little bit of social interaction, I use facebook (only a little.. ).. and for images, I have two cameras..
CaroleS 12 442 3 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 11:28AM
Everyone seems so engrossed in their mobiles - do they bother to look around! You most obviously do JohnGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 12:26PM
A great documentary set recording modern life and the all too prevalent 'Selfie' obsession.
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4308 Canada
6 Jul 2015 2:00PM
There hasnt been a generation yet that didnt complain about what the current one has, thinks, or is doing. The world is progressing perfectly normally.

Mobile phones have not killed the art of conversation, they have changed it. They have initiated enormous change in how we see the world, and what we see, and have been a vital part of significant social and political change.

Oh, the pics are nice.. got a bit side tracked... was on the computer!
6 Jul 2015 2:30PM
Ha ha, you're dead right in your first paragraph W Wink
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2015 3:11PM
Modern day equivalent to the Plague.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 23 Canada
6 Jul 2015 3:17PM
There's no turning back now. We all need them and want them. Great set.
JawDborn 10 1.3k 1 England
6 Jul 2015 3:29PM
"Once upon a time, before smart phones were invented, there used to be things called books. Now books were ....."

Fascinating glimpses of life in Greece.

6 Jul 2015 4:01PM
Great views and agree, we didn't have a phone or a car, a washer and the lav was outside in the yard. Anyone who had a phone was "posh" and it was usually only the Doctor that had one. When I had a baby 42 years ago I had to walk in the snow to the phone box !!!! a different time but time has moved on and I do have a mobile and I do use it. I like the camera on it and it is great to find that in my 60s I know how to use one and the computer too. After all I wouldn't have met such great people like your self .

Love V 1 what a cuties the little one is.

Patty xSmileSmileSmileSmile
netta1234 10 382 2 Wales
6 Jul 2015 8:30PM
A great setSmile
rayme330 10 17 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2015 7:30AM
Fascinating and insightful, John.

Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2015 11:53AM
Sorry, Night Shifts at present. Time is limited for the comments I'd like to put in...
If I voted means you have presented excellent work so well worth the vote...
Have a good day,
mistere Plus
8 13 5 England
7 Jul 2015 6:48PM
Just checking their bank accounts SmileSmile
Nice work John.

Fefe Plus
10 73 41 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2015 7:58PM
Mobiles are amazing thingsGrin...they are also VERY annoyingTongueTongue
I am surprised that no one has mentioned the "party-line" where you shared a phone line with your neighbourTongueTongueTongue.............if you wanted to use the phone at the same time as your neighbour you had to wait.........................or listen inWinkTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
Great set John!
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2015 8:34PM
A terrific set;
at home here a few years ago we could still hear the neighbours, and they could hear me, in error, when BT joined their line onto mine!
What a beautiful set of photos with lovely colours and great attention to detail, beautiful capture, John. SmileSmileSmileSmile

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