In praise of the telephone kiosk
It is likely that the telephone kiosk will gradually disappear from our streets, as every man, woman and child now possesses and uses a mobile phone. Maybe we should remember, however, that the British phone box, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott and now in use for exactly 80 years, has been one of the architectural gems of the telecommunications industry. It would be a shame to see these disappear; already some have been removed and replaced with uninteresting structures. Even if their communications function must now decline and probably fade away, their preservation as part of an architectural heritage should be secured.
I took this photograph of two of these kiosks in London last month.