Friday, 22 April 2011
Photo Friday: The Great British Phone Booth
I wanted to pay homage this week to a Great British icon: the humble red phone box. Of course if you've been at Harlaxton College you will know the college phone pretty well (hopefully becuase you've been ordering another British favourite: Indian takeaway!). Apparently in 1924 there was a competition to redesign the phone boxes and this is what won, although originally they were meant to be silver. They weigh 750kgs (1653 Lbs) and stand an impressive eight foot four inches by three foot square. I really think they'd be less iconic without that bright red paint job!