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Day 199 – Jurassic Talk

Red phone box and letter box in St Katherines Dock London


To me the old style red phone boxes seem just as much an iconic image of London as Tower Bridge or the Houses of Parliament and yet the rise of the mobile phone and the internet has resulted in these 2 dinosaurs of communication proudly sitting side by side in St Katharine’s Dock waiting for someone to use them… No-one made a phone call of posted a letter while I was there but there was a steady stream of tourists posing for photographs with them.

Red phone box and letter box in St Katherines Dock London

“Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our town deals out to those who fall from favor are the empty mailbox and the silent telephone.” ~ Hedda Hopper


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  1. Reply

    I’ve always loved these mailboxes!

  2. Reply

    How neat to see one. Reminds me of Superman. 😉

  3. Reply

    and you got some nice red flowers to match!

  4. Reply

    That’s such a symbol ! and slowly slowly they disappear. There are fortunately still a few left, maybe not for calling anymore, but at least as “model” !

  5. Reply

    Nice, I like this photo!

  6. Reply

    Beautiful photo, oh, so true and so well put, Molly! It does seem sad that people pose in front of, but do not use, formerly essential and appreciated “dinosaurs of communication.”

  7. Reply

    Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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