From an article in the Guardian on urban gardening renewal.
Category Archives: Geography
I was recently sent this shot from a cousin:
I just returned from a visit home to Australia and took these while I was away:
We came across this beauty when holidaying in Wales. The phone-box conversion speaks to what a friendly place we found South Wales to be.
*Tag line thanks to Laurence Prescott of Brisbane, Australia.
A couple of recent images from here in the UK. One is a standard, iconic shot another shows the new uses to which old rural boxes are being put to, and one from Barri Island, Wales:
I go to Finsbury Park, in north London, regularly and noticed the phone box shown below had appeared since my last visit:
A few weeks later, just a couple of metres along from this box, appeared a freaky installation which I assume is a communication device. I can’t call it a phone box as there is no box. What is it? If calling someone will you see their image in the long, thin screen? Feels a little Blade Runneresque.
I travelled in Poland about 20 years ago and went again recently. Where have all the phone boxes gone? We stayed in the countryside and then spent a few days in Krakow and saw none during this time. Here is the Main Square in Krakow in 1997(?) …
And from the same spot in 2017…
(What is interesting is that there was a police vehicle in the recent shot and what looks like one in the earlier shot – some things don’t change.)
What I did see in place of where I might expect to see a phone box was a stand-alone ATM…
Thanks to Shiraz for this link for the blog:
“The famous phone boxes”: a review of ‘Out of Order by David Mach
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.
This was a recent episode from ‘Arrow’ set in the USA. So why is there a classic UK red phone box in the background?
From ‘The Code’ season 2. A classic shot of the Queensland landscape…
and a classic movie – ‘The Apartment’.
BT may be removing phone boxes in some parts of the UK but they are installing new ones in others parts. Today, in Bloomsbury, central London, I walked past a very new building belonging to the University of London. It looks like fancy student accommodation. The foyer is bright and shiny and in the centre, standing proud, is a gleaming red phone box: