Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Unexpected site


This is an ugly picture with those garbage cans in the way and that overgrown yard, but I wanted to show you this unexpected site, a pay phone by the side of the street.  That is something you don't see very often these days.  I love that sign up top that say calls 25 cents.

13 comments:

Andy said...

Pay phones are becoming rare. I can remember when calls and coffee were 10 cents.

Chrissy Brand said...

Not so many here in the UK either- a good find.

JM said...

A cool find!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The phone is an usual site. The garbage cans and vegetation needing attention, not as unusual.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm not sure what 25cents is in Aussie money but that doesn't seem too much to me Sharon. I was just looking at some public telephones the other day, there are still quite a lot here, I never see anyone using them though, I think everyone as a mobile theses days :)

Kate said...

Was it functional? My first impulse would be to use it to find out.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I can not even think...do we have any pay phones left in my community??? I will see you real soon. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Lowell said...

We have very few pay phones, also. Only one, I think, in the downtown area.

Years ago, I had a friend and neighbor who, when I called him, would answer the phone like this: "Go ahead, it's your nickel!"

That was a while back! (Actually, I think phone calls were a dime, then!)

Karl Demetz said...

Nice find, Sharon.
Is it still working?

RedPat said...

I saw one this morning too and thought -"what a blast from the past". And I hate those garbage bins which we have too. They are a visual blight!

llandudnopictures said...

I don't think many people use public pay phones anymore, everyone seems to have a cellphone!

Pat said...

Did you try to make a call? I'm tempted to put one outside my home. I bet you can make a bit extra cash with it. Oh, the novelty. Where is it?

I saw a 'No Parking during Snow Emergency' sign in Scottsdale once.

Jack said...

Really! I can't remember the last one I saw.