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Pisa Pay Phone

From the archives.

A good way to get a tanned back and neck.

Pisa, 2015 (from archives).

 

 

Pisa Pay Phone

From the archives.

A good way to get a tanned back and neck.

Pisa, 2015 (from archives).

 

 

comments (19)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 23 May 2016, 02:14
I wonder if they are used at all, Ayush? I know the street payphones in Thailand are mostly no longer functional.
Ayush Basu: Looking at the locks and electronic displays, I am guessing they still are operational, Ray. They still survive in Singapore - but they are not the normal coin operated ones; you need to buy a card with a code, dial a designated number, enter the code, after which you can place your call!
  • Martine
  • France
  • 23 May 2016, 03:29
Ils me semblent être un peu au ras du sol.
Ayush Basu: Bonne observation . Je ne peux imaginer quelle est la raison pour cela!
Well noted, Martine. I wonder if it was a compromise between the placement of the instruction sheet at eye level and not having enough space to keep both side by side?
those are very big cell phones Ayush... they seem like things of the past...
great lightind and i love the pealing stucco on the wall behind them....petersmile
Ayush Basu: Thank you for the studied comment, Peter. I liked the peeling layers as well, and these phones having fallen silent. I remember in my boyhood years having to queue up to make a call home!
Are they still in use Ayush? Very nicely captured!
Ayush Basu: Looking at the locks and electronic displays, I am guessing they still are. Thank you for the kind remark, Richard.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 May 2016, 06:48
They are slowly becoming vegetated Ayush!
Ayush Basu: Reminded me of the castle of Sleeping Beauty, Chris!
This is fabulous, Ayush...very pleasing to the eye! Gotta love the wabi-sabi walls.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Ginnie, I am pleased to note that you liked it.
I had to look up wabi sabi and it is not just a word - thank you for leading me to it!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 May 2016, 07:37
This is indeed fabulous. I love everything about this picture. Now I hope there will not be that much traffic while making a call....
Ayush Basu: Bedankt, Astrid. I highly appreciated your comment. Actually this was right around the plaza where the leaning tower stands, so the crowds are definitely there - just that they are looking the other way smile
This is fantastic Ayush, one of my favourite pictures of yours. There is so,etching good about the repetition and then the interesting wall as backdrop.
Ayush Basu: You are very kind, Chad and your comment delighted me.
You don't see many pay phones anymore
Ayush Basu: And now four of them all lined up, neat and shiny, Bill!
With the untrod apon leaves, I think there is not much traffic.
Ayush Basu: Good observation, Mary and you may well be absolutely correct!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 May 2016, 11:21
We also don't use them anymore. That make these 4 real veteran soldiers.
Ayush Basu: In Singapore, some of them survive, mostly for non resident population, Louis. But even those are not the normal coin operated ones; you need to buy a card with a code, dial a designated number, enter the code, after which you can place your call!
I've never seen anything like this before.
Ayush Basu: It was somewhat unique for me too, Brian.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 May 2016, 14:49
Great capture Ayush, I imagine such a sight will be a thing of the past soon as mobile phone usage takes over.
Ayush Basu: I agree, Anne. Their numbers have plummeted for sure, but the remainders are still hardy and holding on.
I like the contrast of the modern phones against the old surroundings, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you Frank, it is the modernity of these versions that they still survive.
Not very private if all four are in use at once
Ayush Basu: At the moment, that does not seem to be too much of a problem. But then again, in Singapore, for instance in public transport, I often see people talking on their mobile phones while standing elbow to elbow, and they do not seem to mind it not being private, Martin.
I love this shot. It has an elegant balance.
A dying breed over here...
A very nice composition, Ayush! I didn't get to see much of Pisa- hopefully I can return...
Ayush Basu: Me neither, Elizabeth. We just about managed spend less than a full day here. There is always another time smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 May 2016, 00:33
The phone booths are very modern, contrasting against the decayed background and the weeds springing up!!
Ayush Basu: Yes, they are, actually. I agree with your assessment, CP.

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