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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.

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Japan

If I had a phone of the year competition this would be the winner:

Fujiya Hotel, Hakone

Fujiya Hotel, Hakone

Others from our recent holiday to Japan:

Enoshima

Enoshima, Buddhist temple

Enoshima

Enoshima

Kamakura

Kamakura

On the shinkansen back to Tokyo

On the shinkansen back to Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Tokyo

Change with the times

New York City’s payphones are being replaced with kiosks armed with free gigabit Wi-Fi and charging outlets

Tenderden, Kent

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and some more…

Ok so I understand why I see phone boxes in older tv shows and films, but they are still a feature in many current plots such as The Blacklist (USA), The Code (Australia) and Being Human (USA). You’d be forgiven for thinking that the popularity of the mobile phone would mean that the phone box would disappear from many cultural products, but not so.

The Blacklist (S2)

The Blacklist (S2)

The Code

The Code

Being Human (USA, S3)

Being Human (USA, S3)

The X-Files - The Amazing Maleeni

The X-Files - The Amazing Maleeni

The X-Files - Trevor

The X-Files - Trevor

The X-Files - Roadrunners

The X-Files - Roadrunners

The X-Files - Surekill

The X-Files - Surekill

More viewing

Perhaps I watch too much TV but here are some more from the past.

Dark Skies (1996)

Dark Skies (1996)

Noah's Castle (1979)

Noah's Castle (1979)

Nunhead Cemetery, London

Don’t get locked in after dark…do you really want to trust that this phone works?

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Some of our recent viewings

Headhunters (2011)

Headhunters (2011)

Utopia (2014)

Utopia (2014)

A single man (2009)

A single man (2009)

TV

Not technically a classic as such but it will be with time… Fargo.

Fargo (2014)

Fargo (2014)

An old tv series…(update Oct 2014: I watched the first 3 episodes of Dark Skies via Amazon Prime subscription service. Then all of a sudden the series was no longer available - not for free and not to pay for. No idea why. I have since talked to another who has experienced the same thing with other shows. Screw you Amazon.)

Dark Skies (1996)

Dark Skies (1996)

Recent travels

We visited Australia recently, stopping at Dubai airport and getting out at Singapore for a few days on the return leg. The Dubai airport phones seem bright and shiny and new, Sydney provides you with a map of the city, Melbourne have a colour thing going on with pink and orange shelters and Singapore airport caters for the disabled:

Dubai airport

Dubai airport

Sydney

Sydney

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne

Melbourne museum

Melbourne museum

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Chinatown, Singapore

Chinatown, Singapore

An extra from GOMA, Brisbane…

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane