Saturday, 20 February 2010

Red Telephone Box

red phone box

Red telephone boxes used to be a familiar sight in the U.K. but are slowly disappearing. I spotted this example of a K6C kiosk this morning while exploring central London.  The K6 was designed in 1935 by Sir Giles Scott to celebrate the silver jubilee of King George V.

10 comments:

Walk in the Woods said...

Wonderful image. It reminds me of the tele box we have here, not far from me in the N.E. US ... at a roadside family restaurant (which serves Good Breakfasts). Just the box, no workings, and I always step inside whenever I stroll by it. :)

Genejosh said...

here in THailand, the color is green


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Sheila said...

True, you don't see nearly so many any more. It's a shame really because they are something iconic, like red letter boxes and policemen's helmets.

If you're in London, you won't be snowed in then?

John | Daily Photo Gallery said...

Unfortunately I'm not snowed in! It was just beginning to snow at about 5 o'clock on Friday when I left Lincolnshire. It's snowed a little here, but not enough to cover the ground :-(

David said...

I love how the telephone is in color in this picture but the rest of the picture is in black and white. Did you do that yourself? I was just asking because if you did, then you missed the other telephone booth behind the two trees further down the street :-)

John | Daily Photo Gallery said...

David, thanks and well spotted. However the box behind the trees is owned by a different company and is actually black :-)

Ratty said...

This is a great subject for a photo. I miss these so much! Ours here were always silver and blue. For a long time they were replaced with just a telephone bolted to a wall. Now even those are disappearing because of cellphones.

Tina said...

I know i used to love seeing these. There is only one by me i know of now, but its damaged and has a modern phone in. Kinda takes away the authenticness of it doesent it.

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Sam said...

I once drove all the way from Leicester to Skegness in desperate need of a phonebox, as my car had no acceleration, didn't find one till I got to Wrangle. A very slow journey.

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a typical london scene .... great photo!

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