Fediverse friends and followers from around the world, I have a huge favor to ask!
If you are out for a walk or drive and you spot a payphone, would you mind sending me a photo of it? (DMs are always open) I will feature it on my #100DaysOfPayphone thread over on the birdsite and of course give you credit.
When I started this a couple of weeks ago I didn't realize all of my old photos from before 2018 are gone, which means the hundreds of old phone photos I had taken at one point are also gone. But maybe this opens an opportunity to see payphones from around the globe.
This could be a payphone that you spot in the wild that still exists (thank God there are still some of those out there) or it could be a photo you took in the past of a phone that may or may not be there anymore. But please, let me see your payphones!
If you have photos of other cool phone equipment or phones that aren't payphones, they won't work for the #100DaysOfPayphones thread, but I encourage you to send them my way as well. Phone related stories? I'd love to hear them! Please help me spread this around the world!
All payphones are acceptable, but I especially encourage you to send in any photos you have of payphones from countries other than the US or phones that are unique in some way. Also, PLEASE boost this toot and help me get this call for help out there! Thank you! 📞
@sudoneuron haha as it turns out I've published two zines full of pictures of payphones in the UK https://naxxfish.photography/product/kiosk-volumes-1-and-2/
but I'll send some pictures to share also :D
@sudoneuron This is a K2 telephone kiosk in Eltham, London. They're distinguished from the more common K6 kiosk by their size, and the arrangement of the windows. It's a Grade 2 listed building according to English Heritage - there aren't that many of them left.
@sudoneuron and hey, why not - here's another group of 4 in Heathrow Airport Departures lounge. The phones themselves are from a KX100 (which were originally introduced in the 1980's) on a custom stand.
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