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Heritage Trail No1: Red Telephone Box by DonDavisUK
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Heritage Trail: Red Telephone Box

Captured in Crystal Palace Park. The post to the left of the phone box says Heritage Trail No1, indicating that throughout the park there are a number of items that are part of the British Heritage. I’ll be listing a few more over the next few weeks. This is No 1

The Red Telephone Box We’re all familiar with them, but where did they come from. Well, the red telephone box is a public telephone and up until only recently most ordinary folks in the UK used them to make all their phone calls. They were designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Will be familiar to people all over the world who’ve visited places such as; United Kingdom, Malta, Bermuda and Gibraltar. You’d find them on almost every street in the land and despite a reduction in their numbers in recent years because of the advent of the mobile phone, red telephone boxes can still be seen in many places. I’ve still got quite a few where I live in London all in perfect working order.
The colour red was chosen to make them easy to spot.
Many people have been so saddned by their demise that they’ve purchased them and are now the proud owners of a Red Telephone Box in their gardens. A bit OTT, but they do look lovely as plant containers:-)

Camera Nikon D40x with 55-200mm vr Lense.
ISO 200, f/8, 1/150th sec,

Life is so precious and worth recording for posterity.
Imagine your grandchildren or great-great-grandchildren being able to see how you enjoyed life hundreds of years from now? Don can help you record those magical moments for them. Photographer since 1980s.
Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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Comments

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

  • derekwallace
    derekwallaceover 4 years ago

    Very good…

  • Hi Derek, thanks very much for that. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    A wonderful capture and treatment.Don.x

  • Hi Catherine, thanks so much. Hope you have a great weekend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 4 years ago

    great capture and s/c

  • Thanking you once again Cheryl, all the best, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • JacquiK
    JacquiKover 4 years ago

    Great shot Don. I hope they never get rid of these lovely boxes.

  • Me too Jacqui, that would be a rather sad day, like the Old Police Boxes too…

    – DonDavisUK

  • Munggo
    Munggoover 4 years ago

    Dying out fast….shame…..nice shot and treatment Don

  • Thanks Steve, I hope there’ll be a few around for historic reasons:-) Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 4 years ago

    Super SC Don …

  • Thanks very much Tom.

    – DonDavisUK

  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 4 years ago

    The partial colour presentation works perfectly for this one Don, I too must get out and grab a few more images of these old telephone boxes before they become a memory in modern history, well captured and presented,
    Regards, Rod.

  • Hi Rod, thanks for that mate. They are going, going, going and will soon be gone:-)

    – DonDavisUK

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 4 years ago

    Like the treatment Don. Well done.

  • Hey there Elaine, thanks very much for that my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...over 4 years ago

  • Thanks very much for that Anne-Marie, such a privillege. As always, I hope you have an outstanding weekend ahead. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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