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,