The red telephone box, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, was a familiar sight on the streets of the United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda and Gibraltar. Despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years, the traditional British red telephone box can still be seen in many places throughout the UK, and in current or former British colonies around the world. The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot.
From 1926 onwards, the fascias of the kiosks were emblazoned with a prominent crown, representing the British government. The red phone box is often seen as an iconic British symbol throughout the world.
The paint colour used is known as "cherry red" and is defined by a British Standard, BS 381C-539.
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Nicou (115160) 2014-07-01 8:06
il y en a de moins en moins de ces cabines téléphonique quel rouge quelle vue génial.
Bravo et amitié
Lefteris13 (286) 2014-07-01 8:14
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emka (72138) 2014-07-01 10:09
Hello Daniel, Allways a pleasure for the eyes to see this iconic red telephone box. But what is behind it is also beautiful.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (79908) 2014-07-01 10:42
Well made with these two colors, well framed and good choice for this vertical presentation.
abmdsudi (38750) 2014-07-01 11:48
A lonesome bold and beautiful box - an old style British iconic traditional red and a prime candidate for colour popping! Appropriate processing that reveals lots of tones, contrast, textures, detail and how beautiful it stands out there, A pleasure to view. Congrats
jjcordier (72568) 2014-07-01 13:35
Cette cabine téléphonique rouge, qui contraste avec les couleurs de la façade, est un bonheur pour le photographe. Belle photo joliment composée.
carlo62 (26752) 2014-07-01 14:56
curiosa e interessante nota sulle cabine telefoniche britanniche, tanto conosciute in tutto il mondo.
Bella anche la foto che ne ritrae una maltese, il suo tradizionale colore si unisce perfettamente ai colori tipici dell'isola.
ChrisJ (94300) 2014-07-01 16:34
The distinctive British red telephone booth contrasts well against the blue shutters and doors. Good sharpness and a superb upward pov. The effect is enhanced by the yellow ochre stone. Nice backlighting on the green leaves at the top. Tfs!
Mics (615) 2014-07-02 1:39
An image very worth capturing in this day and age that cellphones became almost an extension of ourselves along with the strong urge to get always connected. Very well observed shot :-)
Have a nice day,
trevormoffiet (2204) 2014-07-02 4:04
Nice image of this iconic structure. I like the way that the two stand-out colours of the image; red and green, complement each other and the overall composition.
Australia also had this style of telephone box probably up to about the early 1970's. One can still occasionally find them for sale.
Sergiom (53653) 2014-07-02 6:47
Une chance que tu as inscrit another dans le titre car je croyais voir la même image que dernièrement. Ces boîtes rouges sont vraiment photogéniques.
ourania (25430) 2014-07-02 7:26
this composition is wonderful too, it has great graphic charm and contains very interesting cultural information. You found a very effective perspective and framed in a way that exalts the details and their connection with the rest of setting. The lighting conditions were quite challenging but you dealt with them in a very apt way, obtaining superb colours, clarity and atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
macjake (51264) 2014-07-02 17:32
another cool shot from Malta.
who can resist a color combination of red blue and sandstone.
the phone booth looks so out of place, but yet it seems to fit in so well to make an attractive scene.
thanks for this shot, didnt expect this one from Malta.
Cricri (100243) 2014-07-02 22:09
Un joli contraste des couleurs de la façade bleu avec la cabine rouge typique de Malte, belle lumière et présentation
jhm (134400) 2014-07-03 3:11
The red telephone boxes, a telephone kiosk for a public telephone all in Belgian everything disappear.
You chose a very well angle with the stairway and lovely facade in background.
Wonderful place with pleasant colour to look at.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
serp2000 (37421) 2014-07-03 6:31
I thinke this photo is more interesting than the first verison. The green branches add more attractive colors combination, excellent picturesque palette. Very nice composition, fine details.
Greetings from sunny Ural,
timecapturer (44311) 2014-07-04 4:29
seems these are more popular outside the UK now. Rarely seen here and not in as good condition as this one. Iconic and wonderfully nostalgic!
Have a good weekend - B.
PiotrF (3868) 2014-07-05 17:19
Excellent series of photos red telephone box.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done.
claudeD (30119) 2014-07-06 8:57
very fine picture of this red box from La Valetta. Very good sharpness and colors, Perfect clarity. Like the view very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (114993) 2014-07-06 13:03
Ciao Daniel, nice corner, lovely composition with red cable, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
boa (5536) 2014-07-10 13:05
an interesting note, i did not know that there are British Telephone boxes on Malta. This one have a good placement in front of a beautiful facade. A nice and colorful shot and i wish i had my own iconic Telephone box at my home:)
SWEETFREEDOM (21516) 2014-07-12 23:59
this red box contrast very well with the beautiful colors of the facades and Windows. good light.
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-07-18 2:44
I applaud this shot for the fine composition as well as the sharpness of the exposure.
It is sad to see the demise of the red telephone box in the U.K. (It was possible to buy some decommissioned ones!) But, of course, everyone seems to have a mobile phone, now! Mobiles have a lot to answer for!
Have a great day,
npecanhuk (60116) 2014-07-22 15:12
Lovely and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
vjmite (3704) 2014-07-23 5:05
A colorful photo, with red and blue and ochre. The phone box looks very British, but the architecture looks more Mediterranean - an interesting combination. Good control of the light.