A couple of recent images from here in the UK. One is a standard, iconic shot and the other shows the new uses to which old rural boxes are being put to:
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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.
The recent Pink Floyd exhibition held at the V&A used the iconic British phone box through-out:
I finally watched the finale of ‘Person of Interest‘. Of course there were a couple of important phone shots that I recorded for posterity. I’m going to miss this show…
Thanks to Shiraz for this link for the blog:
“The famous phone boxes”: a review of ‘Out of Order by David Mach
(The woman above wears a jacket just like one I remember my Mum had.)
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:
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.
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…
Other NYC phones: