Phone Home!

El GatoEl Gato Global TrekkerPosts: 391Registered Users Major grins

Just capturing a piece of history,...of fading (or should I say faded) technology!

You don't see many of these around any more.

1 Roadside -- Route 66

2 Phone Home!!

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,649Registered Users Major grins

    That first one is indeed a rare sight. In many areas, it would have bullet holes all through it.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,763Registered Users Major grins

    Good set, I'm not sure I want to touch the second one...

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Posts: 391Registered Users Major grins

    @black mamba said:
    That first one is indeed a rare sight. In many areas, it would have bullet holes all through it.

    Yep...indeed a rare find.

    This booth was just sitting there along the side of the road, in a VERY small town.

    If it wasn't in the mid-west, I'd swear it could have been Mayberry. I saw all of three cars pass bye during the hour I was shooting these images.

    A stereotypical mid-west summer's day...hot, quiet, save for the sound of small insects, and a lone phone booth. Almost as if stuck in time, along the side of the road.

    It was is very good shape, no significant/major damage, broken glass, nada. I was very surprised but, extremely happy to find such an item in this good shape. Had to stop to photograph it.

    I am on the look out for additional icons that are quickly fading (or have faded) from our daily lives.

  • El GatoEl Gato Global Trekker Posts: 391Registered Users Major grins

    @Juano said:
    Good set, I'm not sure I want to touch the second one...

    Ah...yup.

    It has seen better days. Looks like a lot of oxidizing taking place.

    Stepping into the phone booth to take the shot was both a step back in time and an experience.

    I wasn't the only life form that was occupying the booth. Once we straightened out the pecking order, the shoot went smoothly.

    The door actually worked, closed (and opened) without a problem. I would have been spooked had I picked up the receiver (which I did) and got a dial tone. Alas, no tone. I also used a latex glove, taking no chances!

    The find was wonderful, the booth in excellent condition for its age, location and being unattended.

    Overall a very nostalgic, unplanned, road-side stop for a quick couple of snaps.

    Gotta love those Blue Highways!

  • DogdotsDogdots Major grins Posts: 8,785Registered Users Major grins

    Memories, miss the days of making calls in a phone booth.

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