Switchboard - One moment please by Akrotiri

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Kalamunda History Village | Railway Rd | Kalamunda | Western Australia
This manual exchange telephone switchboard was still being used in the 1970’s. Doesn’t it just seem a light year away from iPhones, wireless internet and VOIP??

Oh what changes we have seen….


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I live in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is rugged, remote and ancient. I love to capture moments that we may easily miss or pass by. I need to slow down, live life, notice the little things and breathe….. rather than rush to my next meeting through the artificial world. Beauty is all around us, the more you look, the more you see…
Unless stated, my images are straight from the camera with minimal processing.

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  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfover 2 years ago

    Outstanding image!

  • Thanks Colin, it is quite a treasure!

    – Akrotiri

  • JanT
    JanTover 2 years ago

    Love the selective focus, Louise. Wonderful shot! (Not that I recall those days, of course ;)

  • Of course! ;-) Thanks Jan.

    – Akrotiri

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 2 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR SUBMITTING YOUR WORK TO The Tools Group 2 per day.

    Great capture and I still miss phone dials we moved round with our fingers and you got that great sound. Mobile buttons are to small lol

  • Thanks Karen. Yes I do too – there was a lovely rhythm about it. :-)

    – Akrotiri

  • buttonpresser
    buttonpresserover 2 years ago

    Love this POV. Great image


  • Thanks Dave and for the fave too!

    – Akrotiri

  • Janice Kho
    Janice Khoover 2 years ago

    Love perspective!

  • Janis Read-Walters
    Janis Read-Wal...over 2 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS you have been featured in ALL ABOUT FINDING THE UNUSUAL IN THE USUAL love the dof :o)

  • Wow – thanks so much Janis!! Really appreciate the feature!! :-D

    – Akrotiri

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 2 years ago

    Don’t forget to enter the best of “S” challenge Here

    Entries close in four days, and then voting will run for three days.

    Lovely image, well done!
    From your hosts of Alphabet Soup Bevlea Ross and Melissa

  • Thanks so much!! :))

    – Akrotiri

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonover 2 years ago

    Powerful image, Congratulations!
    Click HERE to view your feature!!!

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    This is such a cool shot!

  • Thanks Maree! There was a big sign that said ‘do not touch’ (but I couldn’t help myself)!!

    – Akrotiri

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 2 years ago

    great dof… this is a great image XX

  • Thanks so much Sheila! It was great to see the old set up!

    – Akrotiri

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