Tag Archives: rural

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

Tasmania

We recently spent a month in Australia, returning via Singapore and narrowly missing out on Qantas industrial action. We spent some time in Tasmania as evidenced by…

Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Bruny Island

Bruny Island

ds coffee house, Huonville

ds coffee house, Huonville

Telephone tower, Mt Wellington

Telephone tower, Mt Wellington

Telephone system 1910 to 1970s, Port Arthur

Telephone system 1910 to 1970s, Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Port Arthur

Catching up

Some from our trip to the USA, which was ages ago…

Hawaii

Hawaii

Hawaii

Hawaii

Hornitos

Hornitos

Mariposa

Mariposa

Rhyolite

Rhyolite