Edinburgh, Scotland

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Comments (15)

AlexMatos on July 6, 2007

Greetings Alan, The London Bus crossing that street on the back and the the photo would be complete.

We still have in Portugal some post boxes just very similar, even equal to that one, the ones that weren't replaced. About the phone boots, we used to have th same only not red, but those ones gone allready.



© Alan Knox on July 6, 2007

Hi Alex,

Yes, there are very, very few old-fashioned red phone-boxes left in the UK also :-( Even less in Scotland. The modern ones aren't nearly so iconic.


Ainars M -1 on July 7, 2007

Hi Alan, nice picture indeed! Might be You know, why telephone companies repleace these iconic symbols with modern style boots without faces? I can't believe idea than boots like in this sample become crap up by declased individuals? Might any other reasons there, for instance - rust or ironmould? With greetings from Latvia a

© Alan Knox on July 8, 2007

Thank you, Ainars! I'm not sure why the booths were replaced with different designs, it may have been to replace the phone services with internet machines or due to the old booths being easily vandalised. They're certainly not nearly as iconic :-(

© Alan Knox on July 8, 2007

Hi Tomoaki Ueda,

Thats amazing! I didn't know the design existed anywhere outside the UK. There are very few phone-boxes like that left in the UK but many old-fashioned post-boxes still exist. Alan

Ainars M -1 on July 8, 2007

Thanks Alan for keeping pictures like this for our history! Anyway, it is pitty if telephone and mail services not sees historic and unique roles of these objects! :( With regards and wish You further success, at least save Nation symbols in photos and upload there for whole World access! :) ainars

© Kojak on July 8, 2007

Great composition and fantastic colors! Greetings from Bavaria!

© Alan Knox on July 9, 2007

Thank you, Kojak! Alan

© Alan Knox on August 27, 2007

Thank you, Greenspice!


rosina lamberti on September 21, 2007

great colour Alan, :)

© Alan Knox on September 21, 2007

Thanks Rosina! I've just noticed there was actually soemeone in that phone-box while I was taking the picture :-O


Frankenknipser on February 18, 2010

Nice photo

Citrus-2007 on September 18, 2010

My favourite colour ))))))))

‫رافت توفيق‬‎ on April 8, 2011

nice shot and composition.greetings from Egypt

fabianabonfanti on June 5, 2011

Nice shot....very british!!! Greetings from italy

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