It seems that social media has taken over the world. Everywhere I go in all hemispheres, from mountaintops to seasides, people (including me) are using their smartphones and tablets to stay connected to their friends and the world. I am not really sure if we have created a “global village” or just a bunch of disconnected people that miss the beauty in the world around them because they are so plugged into a world somewhere else. Anyway, I just thought this scene from Angkor Wat, Cambodia made a cool picture.
Wow, love the lighting on that one. I loved visiting Angkor Wat, but my dreams of wandering around in a vision of the past were ruined as soon as the first busload of smartphone photographers trampled me! Still, such a beautiful place, well captured.
I guess it all depends on the ‘control’ a person has. Just need to know when to put the smartphone / tablet down and enjoy what’s around you. Everyone needs a little reminder every now and then haha
Hi Dariel, I guess I am as guilty as anyone from time to time, especially when I have a project or something going. Sometimes I do find I get more productive when the Internet goes off. It is all about balance I guess.
I got rid of my iPhone this year in January and haven’t used tablet or smart phone since. I notice more things around me and my mind is more relaxed, I do think a lot more and read books. It was the best thing I ever done after leaving my full time job to go traveling. My family was against it and they are still trying to talk me into coming back but I am a different person now. Traveling and going back to basics opened a whole new levels of life for me. It is sad to see people stuck to their smart phones 24/7…they are totally missing out. But we all make our own choices in life. I do like the photo above it’s such a great contrast between the old and new. Lovely website too. 🙂