Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Rocks, telephone box

This heritage telephone box is located along George Street, in The Rocks. These red Temperate Style public phone boxes were installed until the 1980s by the Post Master General and later Telecom Australia. There aren't many of these remaining in operation apart from some in historical precincts such as The Rocks.

23 comments:

  1. Phone booths - wonder if my kids know what these are for.

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  2. I guess they've gone the way of the dodo bird now. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. That's cool. Some places here in England still have them, and apparently the phones actually work too. Don't know if you send a text though.

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  4. You have to look hard for them here in Seattle! Cool shot, Jim! Hope you have a good week!

    Sylvia

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  5. Wonderful mean to measure time and life.

    Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens photo

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  6. I always like these red telephone boxes. They remind me of my trip to London. Great shot.

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  7. NOt much need for those any more is there? Hope they keep a few of these pretty ones!

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  8. It's good they've kept this one at The Rocks Jim .... it blends in well with the history of this area.

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  9. Intersting old booth, it looks almost like a toy.

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  10. Aren't they wonderful. I remember seeing them on many a corner. Hardly a telephone booth of any sort in sight today.

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  11. Technology ushered in the cell phone and spelled the demise of the phone booth. They are mostly collectible antiques these days. This one certainly has the character to be in someone's collection. Happy Ruby Tuesday.

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  12. I love these phone boxes
    I miss public telephones
    I wonder what Superman would do in the cell phone age ;)

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  13. What a great choice to beautifully meet the criteria for two blog memes! Our telephone booths in Canada are not so lovely to look at, but just as difficult to find these days.

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  14. I love it!! Too bad they are no longer around much.

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  15. I miss the old public telephone boxes. They, and the large letter boxes, were a bit of a landmark throughout the suburbs.

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  16. A great capture! I still get nostalgic for the old red phone booths I grew up with...:)

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  17. That is one cool RED telephone booth..

    Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

    http://www.mommys4seasonsjourney.com/2012/07/trespassers-warning.html

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