Jump to content
vivionm

"Is there anybody there, said the traveller"?

Recommended Posts

Isle of Skye, Scotland

 

Wrong Number.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The telephone booth became a museum piece everywhere.


Aguinaldo

www.aguinaldodepaula.com

Nikon / Zeiss

"You are not a loser when you're defeated.
You are a loser when you quit".
(Dr. House)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A friend of mine who lives around the corner from me has one of these in his front yard too. This one appears to be in better condition than his (pic from Google Street View). 

 

Screenshot 2020-01-19 at 18.35.47.png

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a vineyard in Nova Scotia that has one in the middle of the grapes. It is not just for looks; you can make calls from it.

 

 

LuckettsPhoneBooth.jpg

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am loving this thread. 

 

Most of Melbourne's newer aluminium and glass phone boxes have disappeared and the red ones are now long gone - all victims of the cellular/mobile phone. 

 

And we never had the blue phone boxes (although I am waiting for a certain blue one to land in the backyard - but it might be a long wait I am thinking).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

OK, here's a pair of them, still in service, in the main street of Ross, Central Tasmania :)

 

TBdQOr1.jpg

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan, these are different.  I have never seen red ones with this style of ventilated and non-curved roofs before. 

 

A Tasmania adaptation?

 

 

Edited by Hugh_3170

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, Hugh_3170 said:

Alan, these are different.  I have never seen red ones with this style of ventilated and non-curved roofs before. 

 

A Tasmania adaptation?

 

 

 

Not really - seems to be a country thing.

Here's one of the same design doing garden duty at Yackandandah in Northern Victoria back in 2011 (or "Yack" to the locals, which seems appropriate to this subject matter :) ). I doubt very much that they imported it from Tasmania, probably grabbed it from Yack's main street when the thing was disconnected.

 

2gKEcdf.jpg

 

 

 

 

Edited by Alan7140
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The beauty of these icons is that nobody needs to tell you it’s a phone box!

I believe redundant ones became popular as shower stalls. 😊


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Alan - I will keep my eye out for more of these with this style of roof!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

These alternate phone boxes appear to constructed from wood rather than cast iron!


Mike Gorman

 

Nikon Z7 - Nikkor Z 14-30, 24-70, 35, 50, 85, FTZ adapter 

GX8 - Panasonic 20, 25

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, this is a truly enjoyable thread!  All images are fine representations of attractive telephone booths.  Thank you for sharing!


"The eye is blind if the mind is absent." - Confucius

http://www.flickr.com/photos/akiraphoto/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ones we used to have in South Africa were the most hideously ugly steel grey boxes. At some point in the 80's they began making them into orange pod-like things that were a bit easier on the eye but they offered much less privacy. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A typical Japanese telephone booth since the 80s looks as if it were made with four windowpanes which will almost never fail to stink of nicotine and tar inside.  😩

Edited by Akira

"The eye is blind if the mind is absent." - Confucius

http://www.flickr.com/photos/akiraphoto/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, Mike G said:

These alternate phone boxes appear to constructed from wood rather than cast iron!

 

Neither Victoria or Tasmania had much of an iron/steel industry worth getting excited over, but both had vast stretches of old-growth hardwood Eucalyptus forests that apparently needed destroying, hence wood was a readily available resource for building things out of during the early -mid 20th Century.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Akira said:

A typical Japanese telephone booth since the 80s looks as if it were made with four windowpanes which will almost never fail to stink of nicotine and tar inside.  😩


in the UK, they usually stunk of something worse🤢 as late night drinkers would wait inside for the taxi they had used it to call.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, crowecg said:


in the UK, they usually stunk of something worse🤢 as late night drinkers would wait inside for the taxi they had used it to call.

 

Yikes, I don't even want to imagine that...


"The eye is blind if the mind is absent." - Confucius

http://www.flickr.com/photos/akiraphoto/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By visiting this website you are agreeing to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy & Guidelines.