Lean on Me: Telephone Boxes: Kingston, UK. by DonDavisUK

Lean on Me: Telephone Boxes: Kingston, UK. by 

Lean on Me. Leaning Telephone Boxes, Kingston Upon Thames, London, UK.

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After seeing some pics by my good friend Colin here on RB, I just had to pay a visit myself to see these amazing toppled Red Telephone Boxes. I like the way they’ve been arranged.

It was not so long ago that we didn’t even have a telephone in the house, never mind the mobile phone. When we were first married, my wife and I would have to walk to the end of our road to use one of these red telephone boxes to call up family or anyone else. Sometimes we’d even have to queue up and wait until another person was finished their conversation. You didn’t want to have a blabberer in the box then:-) LOL

Camera Nikon D700 with 28-300mm Lense.
ISO 800, 1/160th sec @ f/9.0, 62mm zoomed.
Handheld, No Flash.

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Sculpture. Called; Out of Order
One of the more unusual sights in Kingston Upon Thames is several disused red telephone boxes that have been tipped up to lean against one another in an arrangement resembling dominoes. This sculpture by David Mach was commissioned in 1988 as part of the landscaping for the new Relief Road, and is called Out of Order.

Another image of Out of Order

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Specialising in Portraiture, Landscape and Urban Fine Art Photography.

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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 4 years ago

  • I was going to call this one, When the red light is on; you must STOP…

    – DonDavisUK

  • kukawa
    kukawaover 4 years ago

    LOL!!!!!! I was about to log off, when I saw this!! Love the whole story here Don, without a word spoken!!! Awesome!!!!! peace and laughter, syl

  • Hey there Sylvia, many thanks my friend. So glad that you didn’t. Hope you have a great day. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Thanks so much for the FAV too Sylvia.
    You are a real STAR.
    Peace and Joy…

    – DonDavisUK

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

    Great piece of Art .
    Nice shot .
    I used to go to Kingston a lot a few years back ,I had a friend who had a Hotel on the Thames there .

  • Thanks Irene. They are quite a sight too.
    I love Kingston Upone Thames, there are so many wonderful little nooks and crannies:-)

    – DonDavisUK

  • Colin  Williams Photography
    Colin William...over 4 years ago

    Nice one Don, I`m annoyed I missed them in the Snow ! Brilliant shot, and it1s sometimes difficult with all the people there ! :0)

  • Hi Colin, I was inspired to capture this by you mate. You’ve got some cracking shots of these boxes, but I had to go there on my day off, just to see what they looked like in the flesh so to speak:-) Cheers good buddy. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Here’s your one Colin, it’s fantastic.

    Click to view Colin’s Picture.

    – DonDavisUK

  • I’ll bet they would have been brilliant to capture in the deep snow. Ahhh well, perhaps next time mate. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Gramia97
    Gramia97over 4 years ago

    the woman’s expression is so fitting, very well done.

  • haha, she just happened to be walking by:-) Thanks Debbie. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teagueover 4 years ago

    OMG are those phone boxes still there? I grew up in the Kingston area and worked there too. It was a really great place for wild teenagers – had a ball. BTW, nice capture Don and have to give this a fave.

  • Hey there Elaine, many thanks my friend.
    I’ll bet you’ll notice some changes here, even in the last two years it’s changed.
    Wild teenagers eh? LOL. I’ll bet you had a ball in such a wonderful place.
    Thanks for the FAV Elaine. You are a STAR. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Susan Bergstrom
    Susan Bergstromover 4 years ago

    LOL…this is just wonderful…love that you caught the girl as she walks past seeming not even to notice the whole thing going on behind her as if it is an everyday thing!

  • Thanks Susan. It probably is everyday for her.
    Notice that she was getting her hair right for the shot though:-) LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • Geoff Carpenter
    Geoff Carpenterover 4 years ago

    Nice one Don!

  • Thank you kindly sir.

    – DonDavisUK

  • JodieT
    JodieTover 4 years ago

    Too funny Don. The girl looks like she is scratching her head in amazement at this situation. Great fun shot!

  • Thanks so much Jodie. I think she was sorting her hair for the shot:-) Didn’t want to look scruffy… LOL

    – DonDavisUK

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyover 4 years ago

    Excellent framing and clarity, and the person in the image adds scale nicely

  • Thanks Chris, that’s exactly what I wanted. I dind’t want people thinking these were just toys or photo-manipulations.

    – DonDavisUK

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