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Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Red Telephone Box (Theme Day - Red)

Hold the line please
These red telephone boxes were everywhere when I was a child. Alas the government in its wisdom decided to get rid of them in the 70's and replace them with 'modern' glass and steel things. They never did have quite the same atmosphere. Imagine my delight when I spotted this one in Penang - I just had to take photos. The telephone box is outside the Penang Peranakan Mansion.

Today's Quote: I don't even know how to use a parking meter, let alone a phone box - Diana Princess Of Wales.

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26 comments:

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Ah what a princess you are ypurself to find aN old red phonebox.

J Bar said...

I can still remember the days when they were still around the neighbourhood.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hilda said...

Classic! Love the pieces of frosted glass on it too. But Penang?? :)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

A classic. When I visit my son who lives in Buenos Aires, I know I can count on seeing one of these next to a popular sidewalk cafe in the heart of Recoleta.

lewi14 said...

Wonderful. I like these old red boxes too. In Germany, they were yellow and now we have magenta boxes.

cieldequimper said...

The phone box, the pillar and the double decker: the old trilogy. When they started to replace them in London, they sold them. A friend's father bought one for his garden! I love them and this shot is great, it's offset so nicely against the green.

Hilda said...

Oh sweetie, my comment wasn't about your posting a photo from your travels (most of us do that). I was wondering about finding a red, very British, phone booth in Malaysia!

Chuck Pefley said...

How sad that these have disappeared. I absolutely love them ... so ironically British. Glad you found one to bring back good memories.

Small City Scenes said...

Of course you just HAD to take a picture of this phone box. I love 'em too.

I forgot all about theme day. Silly me!

Happy Fall. MB

VP said...

Very good and absolutely classic choice. Nothing is more tipicly red than this!

diane said...

I remember using them. They make a good picture. Hope your computer problems are fixed soon. So frustrating.

Abraham said...

Perfect choice for theme day.

I chose a picture I took 55 years ago of my Patty wearing a red dress. On April Fool's Day, April 1, 1955.

I gave her a diamond engagement ring, and today, April 1, 2010 is my entry for theme day on my Brookville Daily Photo blog.

brattcat said...

I saw my first red call box on Dr. Who. Those telephone boxes are still dear to me too.

Jacob said...

I like these, too, and think it was a loss when they went bye-bye. Funny thing is if you visit Disney's Epcot Center in Florida, you will see a number of them at both the Canadian and British pavilions!

Funny quote from Diana.

Lois said...

Excellent Theme Day post!

B SQUARED said...

strange. How the times change. You can't even find a pay phone anymore.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love it! I really like these old timeless phone booths. nice interpretation for theme day

Merry@St. Louis said...

Perfect!

Jilly said...

I never knew those red telephone boxes were in commune use in Australia. You learn something every day. And of course a perfect choice for today.

Kate said...

Yes, these booths are far classier than the modern glass and metal. Great find!

Leif Hagen said...

Do give me a call BFG from the RED phone box! Happy RED theme day and Happy Easter to you and yours!

Louis la Vache said...

It's sad to see these iconic phone booths disappearing.
Nice choice for the RED theme day!

Lexi said...

Today as I was bicycling I actually saw a pay phone in Vancouver - a rare sight these days. But it wasn't as cool as this! Great theme day post!

JM said...

Glad this one has survived! And what a great contrast to the green wall! Wonderful find in Penang.

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice photo! I love Penang - especially the food, and the hustle and bustle in the streets :)

Bars said...

Penang is the new Melbourne lol.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.