Need juice? Mobile-charging phone boxes planned across London
This week’s best city stories from around the web explore an initiative to transform phone boxes into free mobile-charging hubs across the UK capital, critique New York’s proposed ferry network, celebrate sidewalk gardening in LA and discover the world’s first artificially-cooled outdoor plaza…
(story from The Guardian online)
I’m sure I woke yesterday to the news that the UK phone box design had won an award but I couldn’t find a recent story - this link is older news but still relevant
Design Museum adds red phone box to collection
And some more phones on tv…
As a former librarian I warm to this story.
Phone box library closure threat angers residents
Book lovers who turned a red phone box into a makeshift library are angry after BT threatened to shut it down due to health and safety fears…
I work/volunteer at the British Museum. Out the front are a few phone boxes and often there will be tourists standing in the open door of the booth getting their photos taken. I don’t know if the phones in the booth work but I think the iconic nature of the boxes is of far more value that the functionality, specifically in a popular tourist location.
Here is a celebrity getting her photo in a phone booth. It works for everyone I guess…
From the movie ‘No’, set in 1980’s Chile…
And tv show ‘Girls’ …
A photo taken at Swan Park, Buncrana, County Donegal, Eire (courtesy of Fortean Times, Christmas 2014, p.69):
As in the 1953 film starring Marilyn Monroe… There are a few telephone calls made in this film and here are three, including a phone on a boat.
If I had a phone of the year competition this would be the winner:
Fujiya Hotel, Hakone
Others from our recent holiday to Japan:
Enoshima, Buddhist temple
On the shinkansen back to Tokyo