Thursday, November 12, 2009

Theme Thursday - Telephone

Telephone Booths - a thing of the past?  I assume so.  These booths are in Scotland at Fort George.  There is something about them that Americans find cool.  Like double-decker buses in London.  Maybe it's the red color.  I don't know.  I wonder if there will be any to take pictures of on my next trip to the UK?

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12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i love the red phone booths...honestly, i dunno what it is...they are just cool. hope you have an amazing thursday!

Tom said...

they look a little out of place..and the white barriers are pretty ugly. We don't have phone booths in the US anymore, so i suppose Superman has had to relocate to London...

otin said...

We got cheap with our phone booths! Remember when it was cold and you could go inside and have a private conversation? I think that they did away with them because in the cities, homeless people were using them as shelters.

Ronda Laveen said...

I love them too! The color. The design. I hope they are still there. In the US they are an endangered species.

Wings said...

We got pics of the kids in one of these in the United Kingdom area of EPCOT's World Showcase!

nanny said...

I somehow think London will keep them...I hope so anyway!

JeffScape said...

I guess American phone booths are so "sterile" both in aesthetic and in location (often away from a building).

Those phone booths just seem functionally pleasing.

Colette Amelia said...

Red booths are way too cool!

Baino said...

I love English Telephone boxes. Tardis (or is that Tardii) every one!

Kellie said...

Cool picture...love the contrast!

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...mmm... said...

Well just be glad the loony left Labour London council had to buckle to public outcry when in the 0's that actually got rid of almost all the red boxes and put in NY style yellow phone bubbles. At vast expense they slowly started replacing the plastic ones with the old style phone booths again--its just not London without them. They also started getting rid of double deckers but that didn't last either.

Jill said...

I guess I am one of those sucker Americans that think the red phone booths are cool! They are rather smart looking aren't they??