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

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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…

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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.

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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!

Phone box art

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Retail therapy

The Lego store in Leicester Square (‘i’ newspaper 26/12/16):

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Street corner telephone parlour

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Bender’s description of a phone box in the year 2000 (Futurama).

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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?

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

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and a classic movie –  ‘The Apartment’.

Phone boxes in the press

Evening Standard: 6 December 2016

Evening Standard: 6 December 2016

Still very relevant

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:

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Architectural influences

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Private Eye, 2 Sep 216, p.28 (Funny Old World: Victor Lewis Smith)