The return of Twin Peaks

‘Person of Interest’ my have ended but ‘Twin Peaks’ made a return, bringing the surreal mind of David Lynch to the small screen again – you were expecting weird but perhaps not this weird. I don’t know if the screen shot below is an alternative universe or what (created from atomic rage??) but glad to see a phone box in this other reality:

Finale

I finally watched the finale of ‘Person of Interest‘. Of course there were a couple of important phone shots that I recorded for posterity. I’m going to miss this show…

Iconic tattoo

A friend of mine, Hope, has just got herself some new tattoos and there is one that is pretty special to this blog:

Contribution

Thanks to Shiraz for this link for the blog:

“The famous phone boxes”: a review of ‘Out of Order by David Mach

Miniature models

I have found myself in charge of a fish pond at the new house and in going into fish, pond and plant shops I came across miniature versions of the classic red phone box:

TV, film and theatre

TV

American Gods

American Gods

Brokenwood Mysteries (New Zealand)

Legion

Timeless

Timeless

Blacklist: Redemption

Waking the Dead

FILM

Imposter (2012)

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

(The woman above wears a top just like one I remember my Mum had. My Mum’s was in brown.)

THEATRE

An Inspector Calls (London Playhouse Theatre 2017)

Are dogs scared of phone boxes?

I was browsing in a charity shop and came across a book on dog behaviour. I took a photo of the back of the book cover:

Baden Baden

We visited Germany, briefly, on the way to a party in nearby France. I saw no phone boxes in the streets of Strasbourg (where we had been staying prior) – very strange – but here is one from the town of Baden Baden.

Christmas tv viewing

crisis-in-six-scenes

Woody Allen pretends to make a phone call in the tv series ‘Crisis in six scenes‘ and in the  New Year’s day ‘Sherlock‘ episode there is a classic London scene with a phone box…

sherlock

 

Remember where it started

I visited the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London recently and was reminded of why this blog exists in the first place:

The Dining Room & Library: On the pier against the west wall is placed a model of the tomb built for Mrs Soane in the burial ground of St Giles in the Fields (now St Pancras Gardens) after her death in 1815. The tomb was the inspiration for the iconic red telephone box designed in the 1920s.

soane-dining-room

Source:  2013. Sir John Soane’s Museum: a short guide.  Sir John Soane’s Museum: London, p 4.

This is a wonderful museum and I can’t believe I have lived in London for almost 20 years and never visited before!