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#435516 - Sun Aug 10 2008 03:37 AM This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes'
tellywellies Offline
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'Phone booths and post boxes' is a suggestion by picqero.
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#435517 - Sun Aug 10 2008 04:06 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: tellywellies]
lilyalli Offline
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I must be psychic - took this yesterday pm! It's the booth and cottages that are wonky, the posts at front are lined up ok..... well, that's my story.

It's not often you come across an unvandalised, clean and wroking phone box these days.

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#435518 - Sun Aug 10 2008 08:25 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: lilyalli]
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And it's a real treat for us to see your red booth, too, Lillyalli. We've never enjoyed such distinguished and well loved phone apparatus over here. Thanks.
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#435519 - Mon Aug 11 2008 10:31 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: ktstew]
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And it's a real treat for us to see your red booth, too, Lillyalli. We've never enjoyed such distinguished and well loved phone apparatus over here. Thanks.




That's for sure, kstew - I can't remember the last time I even SAW a telephone booth. And my mailbox is a sad, boring square metal thing, so I won't be showing a picture of it here. Looking forward to some with character!!
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#435520 - Mon Aug 11 2008 11:10 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: djsgal]
picqero Offline
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I suggested this theme in Nov. 2007, and had forgotten all about it
I saw these colourful post and telephone boxes in Alderney, Channel Islands, during a sailing trip only 6 weeks ago.


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#435521 - Mon Aug 11 2008 06:21 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: picqero]
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Another traditional red one, there's a group on Flickr so I now take every one I see. This is outside Kenwood in Highgate.

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#435522 - Mon Aug 11 2008 07:31 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: satguru]
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This is a phone booth at the Dave and Buster's at Stonebriar Mall in Frisco. There are two of them there.
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#435523 - Tue Aug 12 2008 07:39 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: dg_dave]
lady1 Offline
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So Picqero did you visit Miss Sue while you were in the Channel Islands?
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#435524 - Tue Aug 12 2008 12:31 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: lady1]
picqero Offline
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So Picqero did you visit Miss Sue while you were in the Channel Islands?



I'm afraid we didn't get to Sue's island, Jersey, which is south of Alderney. We were on a tight schedule, and after Alderney headed for the Britanny coast of France, then back to England.
Maybe next time

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#435525 - Wed Aug 13 2008 12:53 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: picqero]
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In between torrential rain showers today I managed to eat an ice cream outside this post office in Cenarth, West Wales.

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#435526 - Wed Aug 13 2008 12:55 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: picqero]
tellywellies Offline
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A phone booth and post box together. These might have been seen standing next to each other years ago. The scene is reproduced at the Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, Hampshire:

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#435527 - Wed Aug 13 2008 02:33 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: tellywellies]
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It's nice to see the old phone booths. I don't think I've seen one in our part of the country in years. Now they're all those ones on a post like you see in a mall. Can't run to that to get out of the rain.
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#435528 - Wed Aug 13 2008 02:46 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: argus9]
tellywellies Offline
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Can't run to that to get out of the rain.



I can remember running into phone boxes to get out of the rain. You had to pretend to be making a phone call.
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#435529 - Wed Aug 13 2008 04:15 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: tellywellies]
ren33 Offline
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You could get up to all sorts of things in phone boxes...
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#435530 - Wed Aug 13 2008 05:00 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: ren33]
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You could get up to all sorts of things in phone boxes...




I'll bet you did too, Ren, you saucy thing!
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#435531 - Wed Aug 13 2008 05:00 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: ren33]
agony Offline

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I suspect most of the pictures this week will be from the Brits - our phone booths and mailboxes are NOT photogenic!

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#435532 - Thu Aug 14 2008 06:24 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: agony]
picqero Offline
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I suspect most of the pictures this week will be from the Brits - our phone booths and mailboxes are NOT photogenic!



That would be a pity as 'being photogenic' is not a requirement; just how things are in your part of the world
There's an interesting article on U.S. telephone booths here

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#435533 - Fri Aug 15 2008 11:15 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: picqero]
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Look what I found in South Philadelphia! An English phone booth!



It's actually a replica, a bank, that my sister bought for me when she went to London.
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#435534 - Fri Aug 15 2008 11:53 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: DakotaNorth]
ren33 Offline
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The old red ones left here with the Brits. This is our local version of the letterbox
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#435535 - Fri Aug 15 2008 04:26 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: ren33]
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I have used this photo before but will drag it up again since it shows our Jersey phone boxes (we don't normally call them booths, they are boxes).

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#435536 - Sat Aug 16 2008 06:29 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: sue943]
spanishliz Offline
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The thing I like most about these mail boxes is that they're just around the corner from my house. There are two because one is for local mail and the other for "all other destinations".


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#435537 - Sun Aug 17 2008 03:50 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Phone booths and post boxes' [Re: spanishliz]
tellywellies Offline
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Thanks everybody. 'Spots/Polka Dots' is this week's theme.
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