Category Archives: Geography

Athens

We spent a weekend in Athens recently, where phones are plentiful.

My favourite phone shot of the weekend, taken in the courtyard of the Byzantine and Christian Museum:

 

Dover, UK

Dover. Photograph: Yulia Reznikov/Moment Editorial/Getty Images

From an article in the Guardian on urban gardening renewal.

Australia

I was recently sent this shot from a cousin:

Tilba, NSW

I just returned from a visit home to Australia and took these while I was away:

Fremantle, WA

Montville , QLD

*For when you are put on hold…

Coed-y-paen, Wales

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.

UK

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:

Cambridge

Cressbrook, Peak District

Barri Island

New style UK phone box and more

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.

 

What happened to the boxes?

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…

 

 

Contribution

Thanks to Shiraz for this link for the blog:

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

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.

More on tv…

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This was a recent episode from ‘Arrow’ set in the USA. So why is there a classic UK red phone box in the background?

the-code-2-comp

From ‘The Code’ season 2. A classic shot of the Queensland landscape…

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and a classic movie –  ‘The Apartment’.