July 09, 2007

The Telecom Towers - #311


I wonder when there will be a World Wide Fund for outmoded amenities.

In the age of wi-fi, wap, 3G, iphone, pigeon, youtube, web 2.0, facebook, flikr, orkut and google... who cares for the precious phonebooth? Would you risk your life to throw yourself in front of a harpoon to save one of these fine beasts? I, for one, think we should...

6 comments:

Anton said...

Interesting perspective - very provocative thought.

I came across this posting http://www.jonathangreenwald.com/pblog/archives/070709761.php from another photoblogger. A strange coincidence how you both addressed the same issue on the same day.

Love your work by the way.

Chuckeroon said...

I'm with you 2,000% on this. Loss of the public box is BAD...big time.

Crankyputz said...

interestingly enough I don't think i would sacrifice my life for an iphone either...

you'd be surprised how many people depend on these pitiful creatures....esp in Dubai....

All those crazy blank harrasement calls.....

Curious said...

Hmm.. this simple pay phone might be out dated for us in thsi age... but it is still used by lotsa labourers here in Dubai... this empty payphone will be booked/queued full on fridays...!

lv2scpbk said...

The angle you took these phones looks like they are huge. Nice shot.

Waldo Oiseau said...

Great shot. Ah, a fine example of a bygone era! :)