Friday, April 11, 2008

On paper or online?

Most people in Belgrade read their news the traditional way---through a newspaper, like the fellow in the background. Though there are lots of laptops around, most folks use them for business, and it's still pretty unusual to see someone just sitting and reading the news on the Net. (I peeked; that's what he was doing!) Notice he's placed some newspaper (Has he read it...?) between him and his seat. Serbs are REALLY careful not to catch cold....

11 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

I love it! The dichotomy is priceless -:)

Hyde DP said...

I was going to say I love the juxtaposition in this shot - but chuck is right - dichotomy - that's the word for it.

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I posted a picture of this same man in December!
http://belgradedailyphoto.blogspot.com/2007/12/saint-sava-and-surrounding-park.html

Rain, snow, sleet or shine, he's outside with this laptop!

Bibi said...

Wow! That's too funny. It really IS the same guy. Let's see who finds him next and where! :<)

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I just noticed he has the extra seat-insulation in my photo, too. :)

Bibi said...

Ha! I didn't notice, but of course he needed it even more then. I really am curious to see where he'll show up next...and what he'll be sitting on.

Sakiwi said...

Fascinating! Are there many internet "hotspots" in Belgrade?

Bibi said...

Hi, Sakiwi!
Yes, there are internet cafes in Belgrade so people can check their mail, read news, etc.

mirage2g said...

What a timely click of your cam! I noticed too the one with the laptop is older than the one with the paper ...Silver surfers abound! =)

babooshka said...

Hello Bibi,

I'm here to investigate your blog.I like the idea of the same fellow making a guest appearance in two separate blogs. A minor celebrity now surely?

It's such a well observed photo, and yes, it has conveyed a little something about Serbians I didn't know before.

Mirjana said...

I just think he is not Serbian, mora like Danish parson as they would never think that someone would run and take his laptop away and second note the shoes he got on? They are MBT trainers look at the http://www.mbtshoes.tv/images/large/mbt_sport_1.jpg

Anyway its just me, maybe someone should ask him next time :)