I noticed these old telephone boxes on the side of the road on a journey to Belfast Airport and I could not resist taking a quick picture.Now obsolete and being used as an advertising feature for an ajoining reclaimation yard these iconic symbols of British telecommunications could have been seen in every town, village and city in the UK.The original designer of the telephone box was Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and they were all painted red in the UK so they would be easy to spot.Alas now most of them have been scraped, recycled or sold off for ornamentation.
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carlo62 (19399) 2013-09-23 6:06
decisamente originali e simpatici questi boxes, questa diagonale punteggiata di colori è piacevole da vedere.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-09-23 8:57
Thats a rather surreal sight! I am familiar with the iconic red phone boxes, I have seen them in NOrthern Ireland, and there is one that stands out a mile at the Giants Causeway, but I've never seen them used in this manner before. A strange sight, and one well worth capturing. Great composition on the scene with the road too.
tyro (15703) 2013-09-23 9:11
What an interesting and novel sight - a row of old K6 telephone boxes of differing colours adorning the roadside!
You have caught this scene very well with good "lead-in" lines provided by the road markings as well as the row of boxes themselves. Lovely light and fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
P.S. If you want one of these to adorn your garden, or to use as a private toilet, or even as a fancy bar in your living room, you can buy one here!
Miguel82 (14442) 2013-09-23 10:28
This is a good observation taken on the airport road, happy to see these telephone boxes have found a conversion, they add some vivid colors to the landscape
An original post, thanks, have a nice evening
ourania (18616) 2013-09-23 11:43
a superb title to accompany this surprising image. The group of colourful boxes is well placed in the frame, following the strong perspective. They look like an artistic installation with an instant and significant impact that motivates thoughts about the past, the present, the speed and need of shifting habits. I like how you kept your composition simple enhancing the appeal of the theme. The moody colours and atmosphere elliminate distractions but also create a melancholic feeling. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mcmtanyel (5219) 2013-09-23 13:27
I know of at least one of these that has been put to good use by the good Doctor. "Dr. Who?" you may ask. "Exactly!" I would say.
It is good to see not all of these boxes have gone to waste.
fabbs99 (11102) 2013-09-23 23:38
Very colorful shot Arthur.Good colors and sharpness.
jhm (127955) 2013-09-24 2:13
Long time ago was also in Belgium these old telephone box as service of the telephone society, through the GSM are all disappear.
This an unique image to look at.
Excellent detailed, sharpness and colours are pleasant
Nice composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
lousat (64127) 2013-09-24 2:27
Hi Arthur,a cemetery of one of the symbols of Great Britain,they are very nice too like a border of this road,a lot of colors and a very nice perspective too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
baclama (16315) 2013-09-24 2:46
alors qu'on trouve de moins en moins de cabine telephonique car tout le monde a un portable....
original et de plus en plus rare!!
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-24 2:57
Nice tribute to recycled Englishn typical Phone-booths, Arthur.
Picture show them in juxtaposition along the road, and in a pleasent diff. colors, contrast to the green lawn along. Fine clear shot and well spotted. Is the control tower on far left ?
pajaran (41681) 2013-09-24 3:42
Lep pogled na put i telefonske govornice ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i telefonske govornice raznih boja.
Lepe telefonske govornice.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the road and the phone booth ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and demonstrated a pay phone in different colors.
Nice phone booth.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
claudeD (26946) 2013-09-26 12:22
Very fine an original picture. I like the shot very much. Very informative note.TFS.
Withvregards from Luxembour
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-27 4:08
So now it's like an open museum by the road side! And their different colors make it an interesting subject for the picture! Excellent colors and perspective to show them! Beautiful job!
Cricri (92167) 2013-10-08 11:45
Original cette succession de cabine colorées, bien vu et présenter