Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cell Tower

Cell Tower
I got my first smartphone earlier this year. A Samsung. And now I have upgraded to a new version. All thanks to my brother who passes on his old phones to me! I don't play games on it, I mostly read the news and check my emails with it. There are many mobile cell towers in my area, and this is one of them at Söderby in Handen. I did a search and found that there are 100 towers in my area. Quite a difference from when my family first moved to Tungelsta. My great grandparents had an easy telephone number. 1. That was 100 years ago. Times have changed.

14 comments:

Nathalie Beaumes said...

Your photo is spectacular in its geometry and your commentary impressed me. So your grandparents' phone number was 1? How times have changed.

So you've switched to new technology? I've still got an old mobile phone that doesn't take photos and doesn't let you access the internet. It doesn't bother me one bit. I wonder when I'll make the move to something more technologically advanced? Perhaps I'd need an older brother... but I don't have one.

Judy said...

What a cool shot! I wouldn't want to climb up there.

Birdman said...

Now that's a different look. Actually makes an ugly cell tower seem attractive.

Stuart said...

This certainly is a nice shot. I'm surprised you can get right under it. Most of the ones I know you couldn't do that. I do confess that I remember having a "party line" in the States as a child. That doesn't mean that was the line you used to invite people to a party. It meant every house (party) in the neighborhood shared the same line! No secrets back then.

William Kendall said...

I haven't thought of taking a tower shot like that. Well done!

RedPat said...

Cool shot, Steffe!

Stefan Jansson said...

The number changed a few times. When I was a kid it was 30001. It was always my grandmother who answered the phone. Always repeating the number in her own unique way. Three,(pause), hundred, (pause),zero one, Jansson.

Oh and I'm the older brother.

Jack said...

This is terrific. I like unusual geometric images like these.

Lowell said...

Very artsy photo. It would hang well in a gallery!

Yes, times have changed. My grandmother up in northern Minnesota had a party line...no dial, just pick up the receiver and wait for the operator. And everyone in the area listened in on your calls!

Re your comment on Cedar Key - there was a "honeymoon cottage" built on stilts out in the water (you probably remember that) - but all that's left now are a few pilings.

Gunn said...

Great photo and an interesting posting.
Gosh, I lived my childhood without a mobile phone... Today kids can`t understand how we could manage.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a fab image Steffe and with a phone, well I never! I'm thinking about getting a bit more up to date with my phone.. that's as far as I've got :)

Stefan Jansson said...

No no no Grace. I shot the photo with my Canon. I haven't even considered using the crap-phone on the smartphone!

VP said...

I got my first smartphone two months ago and I use it exactly like you...

Peter said...

But will you use your smartphone to take photos? For those odd occasions when you don't have your camera. If ever.