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By SlowSong
Why bother to look around a really interesting museum when you can sleep, play with your smartphone or just hang out?

(Please excuse the poor processing. I had only just started using the new camera so it was a bit hit and miss to start with. Smile)

Tags: Photo journalism General Candid Lads Portraits and people Quite sad really

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Take-a-View 14 293 5 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 11:04AM
Excellent. You can almost feel the boredom!

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johnke 5 223 15
27 Apr 2013 11:09AM
Well caught..John
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 11:11AM
I am sure we never looked or appeared to be that bored....

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 11:13AM
There appears to be little interest in museums for some of today's youngsters unfortunately.

How did we all manage without mobile phones and the like? Smile

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
27 Apr 2013 11:15AM
Museums are for old peeps - ya know, them that are over 30, like. Wrinklies.WinkGrin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
27 Apr 2013 11:20AM

Quote:Museums are for old peeps - ya know, them that are over 30, like. Wrinklies.WinkGrin
Not me then, Malc. Smile
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 12:08PM
I would love to push the one on the left off the bench - they would all wake up thenWink
djh698 14 5.4k 6 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 12:11PM
Great candid showing a very typical group
CharlieW7 5 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 12:24PM
Sums up todays teenagers nicely lol. Well spotted. Would make a good stock photo Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
27 Apr 2013 12:40PM
So current. Wonder what another 10 or less years will bring? Great shot......Sandy
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 12:42PM
Great candid - well captured.

saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
27 Apr 2013 1:41PM

Quote: Not me then, Malc. Smile

Not for a long time yetWink
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 1:53PM
They will never make the grade as photographers. Their eyes are shut.
Well seen - on your part, of course Smile
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
27 Apr 2013 2:20PM
Not interested in the Arts.. they might be the rocket scientists of the future.......... maybe TongueGrin

A cracking spot, Chris.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Apr 2013 2:57PM
Cracking candid, Chris, made me smile SmileSmileSmile Carol
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 3:04PM
Students on an organised trip. We have dragged hundreds of them around museums in France, Germany and Russia, when all they want to do is lie in and sleep off their hangovers. Familiar and depressing.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
27 Apr 2013 3:28PM
Well, looks good to me, Chris! Smile What would we all do without out iPhones...Wink
Trev Smile
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 3:47PM
They don't seem to be able to function without an appliance of some sort - and conversation - well that was from and for another generation WinkWinkWink
Well captured Chris Smile
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Apr 2013 4:34PM
Not a lot of life here. - gary
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
27 Apr 2013 4:48PM
A candid at its best of humans at their...well...human, unfortunately Smile I tell you what I still find tres bizarre even though I've seen it a million times: a young teenage couple at a fast food joint each plugged in completely to their phones. Transfixed and entranced by whatever is on the screen. Food and each other forgotten.

I see the same thing with 20-somethings except they're in proper restaurants. AND I once saw a lady tell the waiter what she wanted while still looking at her phone and typing. It's a pity the information age for all its splendour doesn't provide constant information on how to behave like normal human beings. my soapbox now Grin


PS Thank you SO much for you User Award, Chris. Gob. Smacked.
SueEley 12 279 96 Wales
27 Apr 2013 5:29PM
When we take trips, we find the kids do interact with the exhibits but also need time out. But then again, I tend to spend some time in the coffee shop if I go on my own Grin
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 5:38PM
Great comp
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
27 Apr 2013 6:04PM
A great candid!
27 Apr 2013 6:08PM
Great candid capture.
27 Apr 2013 6:16PM
Cute candid
derrymaine 5 17 Greece
27 Apr 2013 6:54PM
lol, great capture
28 Apr 2013 12:41AM
It's a shame really. There are an awful lot of young people who aren't remotely like this, who are actually quite normal, who care about things, are proactive, have energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. Trouble is, it tends to be the crappy ones you notice, who drag themselves around with a phone in one hand and a bottle of something sugary in the other, and who stand texting the person standing right next to them..... They get the "normal" kids a bad name. It was never really any different. Not really.

"..wasn't like this when I was young" ( were you ever young?) ......" kids today, honestly..." ....." bring back national service- that'll sort them out!!" ..etc....etc

Gimme a break.

Nice shot, Chris.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
29 Apr 2013 9:24PM
A priceless candid Chris, this was an opportunity not to be missed. These bored teenagers remind me of Kevin and Perry from the Harry Enfield sketchesSmile

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