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A photo a day, #5

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Rural areas in the United Kingdom seem to have kept most of their old phone booths. Many of them appear to still work, and some have signs offering Internet connections. This one is near Lochbuie on the isle of Mull.


  1. Chenda wrote:

    A certain number have been preserved as listed buildings (heritage assets which can’t be demolished) and others have found a second life as the village book bank or as defiblirators.

    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:59 pm | Permalink
  2. Charmaine wrote:

    Hi Dave,
    Remember me, Kenny’s aunt?? Kenny directed me to your site so I could see some pictures of Scotland and they are gorgeous. I asked Ken to get in touch with you to see if you are okay following hurricane Florence. So glad everything is ok in your part of No. Carolina because from what I am watching on tv, there is tremendous flooding in some parts of NC. HE just emailed me to let me know that you are happy the trees are getting watered. I am anxious to see more of your pictures and love reading your site. I especially love seeing all those wonderful breads that you bake (I love baking bread, mostly the no knead artisan). Glad you enjoyed your visit with Ken, he was very happy you were coming to visit. I will check your site daily to see more pictures. I hope you are resting now after your trip because it sounds like Ken may have worn you out with all of that hiking!! DO not know how you kept up with him and his constant hikes!!! Hope all is well with you. Charmaine

    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7:43 pm | Permalink
  3. daltoni wrote:

    Hi Charmaine… I trained all summer to be able to keep up with Ken. The most difficult was the day we climbed Ben Buie, which involved about 10 horizontal miles (much of it through bogs) and half a mile straight up (which, coming down, involved scooting down dangerously steep rocks and negotiating steep scree fields). It’s amazing, but I survived. I told Ken that he is the only person in the world who would be able to inspire me to such a feat. The photos are coming soon. I’m waiting for Ken’s photos. He has been busy all week helping get things ready at Wigtown.

    Monday, September 17, 2018 at 8:03 pm | Permalink
  4. Henry wrote:

    Such beauty in the pictures, thank you. I truly enjoyed reading the story line. When I was first employed by the telephone company in San Francisco my job was to place phone booths in local and remote places. None were as beautiful as the booth and location above, just aluminum and glass; flat coloring. Thank you

    Monday, September 24, 2018 at 12:36 am | Permalink

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