Remember the transistor radio and the shared sounds of summer?
Coney Island, NYC.
What; no transporter or magic carpet
Sadly no . . .
My first one was a six transistor radio. Now I am dating myself. LOL
Probably the hipsters favourite now!
ah so well
I feel your sigh Shimon.
My Mother had one of these – http://radiomuseum.org/r/ferguson_3110.html – I can remember walking around with it in Scotland on a summer holiday near Jedburgh.
Wouldn’t want to be the one to leave this vital piece of holiday equipment at home!
So cool that you caught this Patti, well done 🙂
And you’re cool too Joe, thank you!
he still does…
So do !!
What a lovely, intimate set. I loved that sound (cricket commentaries mostly) outoors. My dad always had the radio on.
Exactly, and it all seemed so full of easy contentment . . . thank you Richard!
the man in an invisible buble of his own, or so it seems to me
Thank you so much Fernan for your kind words, he seemed so at home in his space.
Yes, a man with a transistor and common sense. Well caught Patti.
He was a quiet, calming moment in amongst all the bikinis and snake handlers.
And the transistor radio to listen to the rugby while working in the garden.
Definitely, and for tinkering under the car!
Yes, since I’m 64, I remember my transistor radio well.
Was it your best friend or something simply in the background? I’m listening to mine now.
It wasn’t my best friend, but it was a close and beloved companion after school. Lots of Four Seasons, Beatles, Stones.
Nice series, Patti. Was he listening to the horse racing?
Still have a couple of transistor radios. Haven’t made the leap to digital radio sets yet.
I thought he was listening to the baseball but maybe he was listening to the racing, waiting for the winner to come in! Like you I haven’t gone digital in this part of tech town either, my old transistor still works a treat.
This brings me back to sitting on the on the front porch in the hot evenings. Detroit Tigers baseball games hissing across the lawn. Fighting off mosquitoes. Thanks, Patti. Happy Summer to you! ☀️
Julie I love the thought of your hot evenings on the porch, except for the mosquitoes, and happy summer wishes to you!
Oh yeah, I remember. Lovely series, Patti!
wow, the transistor…yes, I remember…it was a good time…
Personal headphones just aren’t the same are they?
Yes, my grandad had one, but he did not have a cool cap like this 😀
Good nostalgic series. The first shot reminds me of “Crack” by street photographer Markus Hartel. He also shot that at Coney Island with a follwer’s perspective.
I love the way this guy seems to remain oblivious to your circling him like a bee, getting shots at close proximity.
The sounds from an old radio can be very comforting I find
I remember my first transistor radio!
and even though the radio isn’t seen in that first image, I do love it.
Observation is the key of street photographer! You did well, Patti – cool series!
An no earbuds in his ears 🙂 You could walk, listen, and hear everything going on around you. And then came the Walkman … Wonderful photos, Patti!
Oh the constant tuning in and crackles Lol
Lovely throwback picture Patti !
Perfect title! 🙂
this has got a feel 🙂
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