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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Red Telephone Box

Another quintessentially English icon under threat of extinction.

The number of telephone boxes around the streets has decreased by more than 1/3. I guess the use of cell phones being the major contributor to their demise.

This one is one of the more charming designs. A K2 I think (can a UK expert let me know). The more recent K8 design with big glass doors may be more functional but not nearly as lovely to look at.

9 comments:

Guy D said...

I love perspectives like this, great shot.

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

babooshka said...

I still love red phone boxes. We so have them here. The new ones just aren't the same. The red is such a magnificent rich colour, smae as the post boxes. You may be photogrpahing history here.

Sharon said...

Great job on this photo. I love the way you framed it with the decorated building in background.

JM said...

It's a shame such an icon is disappearing! Great composition!

marley said...

I didn't realise that phone box designs were named like that. I'm always learning :)

Becky said...

I absolutely love this shot. It covers two things I love very much: the UK and Christmas. Well-captured! You have an excellent eye.

lunarossa said...

Hi Mo, What a beautiful shot!!! I love the old red telephone boxes. Here in my village they took away last one standing about a year ago. There is still one in a tiny village nearby and the villagers defend it with all their might. Ciao. Antonella

Gretchen said...

I see that and think of Dr. Who. :)

I ♥ NY said...

quite lovely to look at :)

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