Retail therapy

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

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Street corner telephone parlour

“Street corner telephone parlour”

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)

New viewing

Adam Curtis has released a new documentary called ‘HyperNormalisation‘. I highly recommend it. Here is a screen shot of a phone box in Russia – not in working order but I love the architecture around it.

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New York City, USA

In New York we went to the Intrepid Museum which has a submarine on site. There are loads of phones scattered throughout the sub and they had an example of a sonar phone. So not phone boxes as such but still…

Sonar phone

Sonar phone

Growler sub

Growler sub

Growler sub

Growler sub

Other NYC phones:

Frick Collection house phone

Frick Collection house phone

New York street

New York street

 

Quebec City, Canada

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Old City

On the road

On the road

Montreal, Canada

We took a holiday in Canada/USA last month and I have a few photos to post:

Montreal airport

Montreal airport

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Montreal airport

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Shopping centre

Port of Montreal sculpture

Port of Montreal sculpture

Port of Montreal

Port of Montreal