Tag Archives: rural

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

The Leftovers

We recently finished watching season 3 of the excellent tv series ‘The Leftovers’. There were a couple of arty shots of phone boxes, set in my home nation of Australia. I like the added satellite dish on top of the phone in the second photo.

Quebec City, Canada

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Old City

On the road

On the road

Phone closures

This appeared in the ‘i’ newspaper yesterday (11 October 2016). Sign of the times:

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Which leads nicely onto this:

phone-wisdom

Box marks the spot

central phone box

BT installed its 100,000th payphone at Dunsop Bridge, Lancashire in 1992 and included a plaque to explain its significance. It reads:

“You are calling from the BT payphone that marks the centre of Great Britain.”

In fact, the phone is 4.2 miles (6.8 km) from the true centre. Postmaster and shop owner Phil Woodhead said the town did not capitalise on its status.

“There is only that payphone really… we haven’t put up big signs or anything like that. If this was a bigger town with more shops, then maybe we would do something. But because we are so small, there is really no-one to push it.”

Source: BBC News

Climate effects

There has recently been much flooding across areas of the UK. Here is a photo relevant to this blog:

flooded phone

Source: BBC News

 

Cyprus

We just spent a couple of weeks in Cyprus and came across these phones. In Nicosia I was giving up on seeing a phone in the Old City but just outside the walls, by the Museum entrance there was a very special one – solar powered (see below):

Lempa - by the house with the trippy ceramic walls

Lempa – by the house with the trippy ceramic walls

Nicosia

Nicosia

Nicosia

Nicosia

Nicosia solar phone

Nicosia solar phone

Paphos

Paphos

Paphos marina

Paphos marina

Troodos

Troodos

Cyprus village

Cyprus village

Larnaca

Larnaca

Tilbury Fort, Essex

We visited Tilbury Fort this afternoon, located across from Gravesend on the other side of the Thames. It’s described as one of the finest surviving 17th century forts in England. There is a small museum display in the Officers’ barracks which includes a phone set from WWII (I think)…

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