Tag Archives: UK
I recognise the two shots above. I walk past this building (the Institute of Education) on my way to the British Museum once a week. There is coffee shop on the ground floor. There is no phone box in that spot in the real world. The building is a great piece of Brutalist architecture. The outer staircase, used in the Little Drummer Girl’w final episode, is my favourite aspect.
Chorley Council adopted an old phone box and transformed it into a defibrillator. Click here for more.
On the plane over to Australia I watched ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel‘ again. One of my favourite films:
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.
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:
I go to Finsbury Park, in north London, regularly and noticed the phone box shown below had appeared since my last visit:
A few weeks later, just a couple of metres along from this box, appeared a freaky installation which I assume is a communication device. I can’t call it a phone box as there is no box. What is it? If calling someone will you see their image in the long, thin screen? Feels a little Blade Runneresque.