Friday, September 9, 2011

The British Phone Box

We are celebrating RED this month. Any guesses as to who turned 75 years old on August 25, 2011? No other than our friend and iconic Kiosk no. 6.

The British phone box of course was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1936 to celebrate the silver jubilee of the coronation of King George V. By the end of 1968 there were 70,000 across Britain. Today, 11,000 Kiosks remain, as the need for public phones have dropped 80 percent in the last five years.

Behold Kiosk no. 6 and all its glory!