Tag Archives: rural

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)…

tilbury-fort-essex-1

tilbury-fort-essex-2

Updating Eastern Europe

Here are some oldies that hadn’t made it onto the site yet. (Suzette stars in Budapest and it’s me in the middle box in Krakow.)

Hungary, Budapest (1997?)

Hungary, Budapest (1997?)

Poland, Krakow (1997?)

Poland, Krakow (1997?)

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Slovenia, Ljubljana

Slovenia, Stanjel

Slovenia, Stanjel

Post box story

This is a post box story that tickles my fancy so I thought I should share it…

Uri Geller and other villagers have been left confused by the sudden arrival of a red letter box in the middle of a bridge…

Sudden appearance…

TV

All of a sudden I see loads of phone boxes on the small screen. I guess they are still an integral part of the modern world.

Vegas, (2012) S1 E5:

Vegas': S1 E5.

In the flesh, (2013) E3:

'In the flesh': episode 3

Shetland (2013):

'Shetland'

Another from ‘Shetland’. I like this because it shows clearly why it is unlikely we will ever see the end of the phone box and landline, at least in some parts of the world.

'Shetland'

Cornwall, UK

We just spent a few days over in Cornwall.

Penzance

Penzance

Sancreed

Sancreed

Gweek

Gweek

Canada

Lost Lake, Whistler

Lost Lake, Whistler

Can you see it?

Can you see it?

Shannon Falls

Shannon Falls, Sea to Sky Highway

Tofino

Tofino

Tofino

Tofino

Ucluelet

Ucluelet

Vancouver

Vancouver

Granville Island, Vancouver

Granville Island, Vancouver

Granville Island market

Granville Island market

Scotland

Rousay, Orkney

Rousay, Orkney

On the road

On the road

Australia again

Uki, NSW

Uki, NSW

Woodford, Qld

Woodford, Qld