Sunday, August 9, 2015

Phone Booth

 British phone kiosk (booth) in Canada?

Looks like the phone has been stripped out of this booth but it's red so passers-by will notice it. I'm wondering if it's a bus shelter for a child living inside the house. It's looking very empty and lonely, perhaps because school doesn't start here until after Labour Day in September.

House on Lake Scugog

38 comments:

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Many of these iconic but outdated booths (or boxes, as they are usually known in England) were sold off to the public. Goodness knows how it got over there.

✿ chica said...

Acho tão lindo!! bjs, chica

Sandra said...

it might be there because it is a work of art. I just love these old boxes. the ones here were ugly.. this one is a collectors item

Karl Demetz said...

A second life perhaps?
It is an eye-catcher, love it !

diane b said...

an interesting thing to have in your yard. They are becoming extinct and a museum piece.

Revrunner said...

A lovely and perhaps useful piece of the past.

Indrani said...

Nice setting for the phone booth.
How long will it last!

Andy said...

Yup. A shelter waiting for a school bus. Nice find.

Amy at love made my home said...

A very unusual sight for sure!! xx

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love it EG, such a quirky feature! I'd like one in my garden but it would make an ideal home for redback spiders :)

Lois Evensen said...

Certainly an eye-catcher! Perhaps the home owners use it to tell arriving guests, "Look for the Red Phone Box...."

Kate said...

Hope there aren't too many kids waiting for a bus at that location because the shelter would get a bit crowded.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gostei destas duas belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom Domingo.

eileeninmd said...

I love these old phone boxes, they are like art! Great shots! Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It's a great conversation piece :)

Shammickite said...

I've made many phone calls from red phone boxes like that. Put your money in, press button A, then dial the number, when someone answers press button B, and if it's a long conversation, keep putting money in, and pressing B again. Complicated system but it worked.

VP said...

Very nice! The are rare even in UK now...

Anvilcloud said...

That is both curious and delightful.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That phone booth certainly is very visible. As a bus driver,I have seen all kinds on shelters set up for the children,but this is one I have not seen before,it would work well,though.

Montanagirl said...

Looks like a good place to get out of the weather!

Birdman said...

Makes as much sense as putting a refridgerator at the end of the driveway. I'm confused.

Linda W. said...

Funny place for a phone booth.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The few phone booths left around here have no phones but almost invariably a geocache.

Sylvia K said...

I love these old phone booths and what great shots for the day -- as always!! Hope your weekend is going well!

verfuchstundzugenäht said...

Its a strange place.. but sooo beautiful!

Kaya said...

I wish I could also find the phone booth like this one; it's such a treasure! Red, beautiful and so unique!

And the last picture made me dream about vacation. The House is so beautiful and the lake is very peaceful.

Wish you a nice week!

Kathy said...

The old-fashioned phone booths are a thing of the past. I doubt my 12-year-old grandson even knows they once existed!

Stephanie said...

It kinda looks out of place and at the same time blends with the tree. I wonder if they are using it for shelter or storage possibly.

cieldequimper said...

We have a few of those in France, and a friend of mine has one in her garden:

AlexaT said...

But still, how lovely it looks... for sure is something strange with this!...
A happy start in week!

Margaret Adamson said...

I like it although it looks a bit out of place there.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

How odd, although occasionally you do see a decommissioned one in a garden over her. Sadly they have mostly been replaced with an all glass version not nearly as lovely and traditional as the red type...

Rose said...

I love the red phone booth--have always enjoyed seeing them.

RedPat said...

I love it, EG!

Jack said...

I always wanted one of those even though I have no place to put it. But, if I had one, I would find (or make) a place, that is for sure.

Mystic said...

The second picture makes me long to be there. Beautiful captures.

Stewart M said...

This is a bit of a blast from the past. Not too many in service in the UK these days - I think they have kept them in tourist locations, but most are gone.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

William Kendall said...

I wonder how it ended up out there!

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