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I just liked the colours and the composition… had to wait a while for a lone person to walk past in frame.

But will someone tell me what the fascination is for tourists with telephone boxes? While I stood waiting to take this picture there were five different tourists had their picture taken either in the box or beside it. London is full of iconic images - and this is just a phone box!

Does anyone else think that's a bit weird?

Composition in blue, red, grey and green.

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    • # K C Ng

      I love the composition with Blue covered walkway and Red tel. box on the other side. Great work!!

      2007.07.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Monika

      Ha-ha... these red telephone boxes I`ve seen far before I began travelling in old english movies... they hardly changed with the time.
      And weird or not, I`ve got a shot of it too! Silly, weird tourists....

      2007.07.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Giuliano

      Yes, it's a bit weird, the things seem to move, they seem to runaway frome the photo following the girl.

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    • # Jet28

      It's a bit like London buses - something about the colour! Always reminds me of the scene in "Local Hero" :-)

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    • # Ian

      Great shot, excellent composition and contrast between the colours

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    • # Sherij

      We don't have telephone boxes in America if we do they are all beat up and trashed! and a scary place to be. Yours look very clean and nice from this view.

      2007.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lennon Fletcher

      I'll have to post a photo of the phone booths here(South Africa), they are so boring well they are not even a booth really.

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    • # Samiran Paul

      telephone booth of sharlock home's time. but i am curious about the side glass shades. any way great photo with a lonely lady passing by

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    • # Pete

      I love how you capture the vibrant colours.
      do you never work like the rest of us? ;-)

      2007.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sandra

      nice compo, the shadows, the colors, everything is very well balanced. i like!

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    • # Tim

      Well I dont know in another countries but here in spain telephone boxes are so grey..so dull,,I was one of those tourists taking photos of that wonderful red ones lol...I loved them, they make the city brighter, maybe u are used to them but,,,:))
      btw..great shot:)

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    • # Jan

      Great shot, love the composition...

      I guess those people were dutch.. We don't have these nice telephone boxes...

      2007.07.18 Edited Reply Cancel