I LOVE THESE THINGS!

You honestly don’t see these very often in the USA.  In fact, I’m trying to think if I’ve ever seen one in this country before.  I’m not saying there aren’t any – only that they’re rare, I think.

This one is located on the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. 

Can you tell me of others in the states?

What about in England?  Are these plentiful across the pond?

 

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~ by photographyfree4all on December 22, 2010.

27 Responses to “I LOVE THESE THINGS!”

  1. There is one in Epcot here in Orlando

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  2. I don’t recall ever seeing these in the States either, but when I lived in England back in the ’70’s (Ipswich and Saxmundham), they were all over.

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  3. I can attest to the one in Epcot. Other than that, I have not seen any in the states.

    However, hubby travels to England and says they are EVERYWHERE there!

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  4. OK, that’s 1 in Orlando, FL. and 1 in Long Beach, CA. Thanks, Casa Roe! I’m really glad you stopped by and left this comment today! I wish you the merriest of Christmas’s!

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  5. I wasn’t sure about England, but I thought they might be plentiful there, Barb! Thanks for the visit, Barb! Have a happy holiday!!

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  6. I like them too. Almost all pay phones are rare since the cell phone took over.
    Merry Christmas.

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  7. Yes, all pay phones hanging outside are antiques. I spotted one in my area and took a picture of my son trying to reach for it. I remember photographing these booths when I went to England many years ago. On film. Anyway I wish you a very Merry Christmas! Thanks for all your wonderful thought provoking and educational posts!

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  8. I saw one in Selina, KS in a hotel! 🙂

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  9. There’s one in Manchesster NH by a traffic circle. At least it was the last time I looked for it.

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  10. I love those old phone boxes! I can’t help finding it a bit strange on a ship, though!
    The famous “red telephone boxes” are all over England! I think they’re as much part of the “English culture” as the red double-decker busses in London. Of course, I don’t actually live in England (although most of my relatives still do), so for all I know, they may well have started replacing them since I last went over!
    Nice shot!

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  11. They’re nothing like as common as they used to be in the UK…many of them were removed years ago, to make way for a modern ‘better’ version of the phone box. But there are still some around. Here’s a pair I took a photo of recently, near Edinburgh Castle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fiddledidee/5221248249/

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  12. I love them too! Pretty sure there was one in a TGI Friday’s in Columbus, Ohio.

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  13. Hi Tracy! Thanks for the input! I really thought they were still in England – even if they’re just for the tourists, now! Thanks!

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  14. Merry Christmas, Gwyn! I agree with your assessment about pay phones. You just don’t see them anymore! Funny how time mchanges everything.

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  15. Thank you, martina! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too! I’m looking forward to what the new year will bring! It’s going to be fun to share. Thanks for all of your comments! They are always great!

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  16. Can you believe it, Kuukisu! Kansas of all places! 🙂 Thanks!

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  17. I think you’re spot on about England, Kai! Thanks for all of your comments. I truly appreciate them And, they’re always great!! I wish you a wonderful holiday!

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  18. Thanks for this adding tjhis link to your shot, Ros! This is great! I love the snow! Thank you for your comments. I look forward to them! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

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  19. Now we have CA, FL, KS, and OH in the USA! That’s not bad, Miss Pearl. Thanks for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  20. I can’t speak to the rest of England, but there were still lots in London last year. They often hunt in pairs – where there’s one, there will often be another not far away 🙂 (Reference, see http://journeyphotographic.com/2010/06/26/smithfield-markets-london/ , where there were a whole line of them, all neatly paired up!)

    What I’ve always found really elusive in London is the blue ‘Police Boxes’ of Doctor Who fame.

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  21. Great shot you’ve included here, Journey! Thanks for sharing this comment! I think it’s fascinating to learn about other parts of the world! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!!

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  22. I’ve seen a few in the States and quite a few across the pond in England and in Scotland. I love them too. 🙂

    You captured it beautifully.

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  23. Merry Christmas, Robin! I think they’re fascinating! I’m glad they’re still around! Thanks for another great comment! I always appreciate them.

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  24. there’s one at the student accommodation I’m in in London lol
    and the thing is… the accommodation was built only 3-4 years ago 😀

    England is incomplete without the booths!

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  25. Thanks for adding your comment, Adila! Merry Christmas!

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  26. There are at least two in the KC metro area: One in Westport on Pennsylvania Ave. and another in Liberty on the William Jewel Campus.

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  27. Wow! these things are popping up all over the place, 47! Thanks for giving us this additional information. I hope you are having wonderful holidays!

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