Does this look familiar? Do you now have “London Calling” by The Clash ringing in your head?
Don’t you just love these red English phone booths? I do - I think they are way cool. They just scream London. I know this shot is a cliche, but I couldn’t help myself and don’t really care. You just have to get this shot, right? I wanted to get a shot like this from the moment I knew I was going to London. I just had to find a way to make it happen. Truth is, I didn’t really know where to look for them. Considering the fact that no one uses pay phones anymore, I was sort of worried that these were all gone. When I got off the tube and walked to my hotel that first night, I did not see any of these. My only hope was that maybe, just maybe, there were some down by Big Ben, Parliament, Westminster Abbey, etc. So when I got out with the camera the next afternoon and headed that way, I was on the lookout for these babies. And guess what? As soon as I was within eyesight of Big Ben...BAM! Red phone booth here, red phone booth there. I was fired up (yeah, it doesn’t take much, huh?)! So, I waited for all the tourists to clear out of the way, and fired off my shots....yea! I got my cliched image after all!
Hey thanks everyone for all the recent visits and comments, I really appreciate it!
I have a bunch more photos from Madrid and London to get to, but I also still have a ton from Carmel, San Francisco, Colorado (Denver, Beaver Creek and Vail), Indy, Kansas City, San Diego, OKC, Nashville, Tampa...and of course Austin. The list keeps growing. Plus, I have another little trip coming up, so I hope to grab some more shots on that excursion. More on that later. So I think I will get back to my previous habit of mixing it up a bit here on the blog. It keeps you guessing, and makes it more interesting, right? You cool with that? :) Ok, great, thanks! Have a great weekend everyone!