Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: London Phone Booth

We were excited to see the red telephone booths in London.
This was almost a decade ago now, I wonder if they still have them?
It'd be a pity to lose them, but would anyone really use them today?
We were only using it to get pictures even way back then.

58 comments:

Sandee said...

There are very few phone booths here anymore. Funny how we used to have to pull over to make a call. Now everyone has cell phones.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Leovi said...

Yes, really fun, walk home!

Manzanita said...

Rosey
When I saw the photo of the phone booth, I wondered the same thing. So many things have gone the way of the buggy whip during my lifetime.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I think telephone booths and video stores should be added to the endangered species list :)

mail4rosey said...

The buggy whip was way before your time, lolol

Lots of things have come and gone though, that's for sure. :)

Betty Taylor said...

I remember seeing at least one of the phone booths in London when I was there in November. Being a tourist I was looking at everything!

mail4rosey said...

Good to hear they're still there. :)

Kristi Maloney said...

Phone booth? What's a phone booth? lol. Isn't it amazing how far technology has come....all in our lifetime. Great picture.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Where will super heroes change clothes if all the phone booths disappear?

MommaYoung said...

If ever I see one, I plan to take pic. One day it will be like a record player and my kids will ask "Whats a telephone booth?" Thanks for sharing..

mail4rosey said...

Come to think of it, I haven't seen one in the US in forever and a day either. I'll have to pay attention next time I'm out...see if they're around. Ours are not the cool red ones of London though. :)

Felicia Carter said...

Oh man! What a classic.

Nicole Copeland said...

Too cute!! I have not see a phone booth in years

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

London is so on my list!!!! For my 40th Bday we are going to France....my girls are in a school program where they are learning French from 1st grade to 6th, so they get to translate for me as they should be fluent by then!

Pride In Photos said...

I miss the good ole days...okay, now I am dating myself.

Christy Maurer said...

Love it! Now they've been replaced by the Tardis :)

Janine Huldie said...

Never actually been to London, but a total classic for sure and would love to know if they still exist!!

Kristie said...

Those phone booths are so neat! I think they have one on Mackinac Island by the Grand Hotel...on our tour last summer the guide told us they put it there for Christopher Reeves to change in while they were filming "Somewhere in Time"...since he was Superman ;-)

Brian Miller said...

i love those phone boothes...the color is very cool...we dont have many these days...

mail4rosey said...

I had to look up 'Tardis.'
I'm so out of the loop... :)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

They are hard to notice (American ones) unless you are looking for them. They still have them strategically placed on base. I just can't imagine a kid that has just joined the USMC that doesn't have a cellphone though. I wonder if they let them take them to bootcamp??

Kristin Aquariann said...

I saw a pay phone for the first time in ages last weekend and had to pick it up to see if it worked. It didn't. ;D

♥ aquariann
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Dana said...

How cool! I haven't seen a phone booth here in years. :)

Ms POSH said...

I can't even remember the last time I even saw a phone booth.
POSH

Secondary Roads said...

It has been a long time since I've seen a telephone booth or even a public pay phone.

Mommy's Heart said...

What a great picture! I love those phone booths. :)

Z said...

great click. I don't think they have 'phone-booths' now.
Miss them, right?

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Rosey,
The red phone booths are so much better looking. I remember the glass ones. It really is a shame that they are gone. Sometimes one creation eliminates another. Thanks for the memory walk.

Sincerely,
Karina

Theresa said...

I hope they still have them! Even if they don't use them, they are almost iconic in a way.

mail4rosey said...

My daughter has informed me that these were used for a One Direction CD cover. ;) That makes me happy. :)

Chatty Crone said...

They are pretty there I would hope they would still be there - but you know progress...

mail4rosey said...

You and me both. It's a good excuse to return to London, I think...gotta check these things out, you know. ;)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I hope they still have them! If for nothing else, just for the photo ops!

Mary said...

In the past few years, I've seen two phone booths with phones. One in Asheville, NC and one in Glorietta, NM. I have a picture of both in case they go extinct! :)

Cool shot from London!

Jen said...

I love this picture! :)

Pat Hatt said...

They look way more catching then the ones around here. But yeah most are dead and gone I fear

Lanaya | Raising Reagan said...

I'm kind of addicted to these phone booths. I have several pics of me in them when I was in London.

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Mimi B said...

I love these phone booths! I saw one in VA the other day, but it was empty. I think they're awesome!

Ann Jones said...

They only have a few left :) It seems that no where has phone booths anymore, much less pay phones. Our town only has a few pay phones, so if you don't have a cell phone you are out of luck!

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

We still have a few but they're not as nice as the red ones in London that's for sure!

Binky said...

Those red phone booths are so iconic. Maybe they could find some other use for them, at least in the touristy areas.

Pepper said...

I wish I had a photo inside one of those red phone booths :)

Cheriese said...

There are still red phone booths - I don't know if people actually use them, I think they are more of a touristy thing these days!

Veronica Lee said...

Love those red phone booths! They're so quintessentially London!

myshelomitashop said...

I think they have started removing these from the city.I read it somewhere...

DWei said...

Maybe they'll go into a museum or something.

Masshole Mommy said...

So cool! They have one of these in Epcot at Disney World and my boys LOVE going in it every time we go.

Winnie said...

I remember those red phone booths! We also had them in my country (although they were black) when I was really little.

Lizbeth McGow said...

My hubs would love to have one of these! Well he would LOVE ME TO THE MOON AND BACK if I give him a replica of the Tardis!!!! LOL...every time I see one of these I think of Dr. Who! Cool looking thing!

mail4rosey said...

That's the second reference on here about Tardis. I had to look it up the first time. ;) I've heard the Dr. Who music play at a friend's house who had the series on, but I've never seen the show! :)

alissa apel said...

I love that! I used to work with a girl that was from there. She had a tea holder that was a red phone booth. She gave it to me when she moved.

We have a Crosley red, white and black retro wall hanging phone in our kitchen. It seems like when anyone come to visit they ask about it. It has push buttons, but a fake dial up. You can put coins in there as well. One of Mica's friends came over one time and asked, "Do you guys charge for phone calls?" I told him we do. HA HA Then I told him the truth.

mail4rosey said...

My MIL has one of those phones. I think they're cool looking.

~ Noelle said...

HOW FUN. lol, a friend of mine actually posted on her facebook where she found an old payphone back home ;)

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh my ... what a blast from the past. We used to see those many, many years ago here in the US... I do mean many years ago.

Patrice said...

We still have phone booths where I work

Lizbeth McGow said...

Good for you my husband had been hooked since he was a teen,...and that was IONS ago...he would rather starve than to miss one episode, lol..thank goodness for DVR!

Colette S said...

I love seeing those too, even the ones here. When I see one, I squeal! I don't even remember using one. By the time i was old enough, they stop using them.

mail4rosey said...

He 'ain't' starvin' at your place, ever. I've seen that delicious food you put out on the table. :)