Hart & Soul

10 Sep 2010 1,155 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

 

This British telephone booth sits abandoned near the shore of the North Sea in IJmuiden, Netherlands.

I wonder how many of these relics exist in The Netherlands, wishing to Phone Home???

 

From Sail 2010 in IJmuiden, Netherlands, 19 August.

 


 


The Twilight Zone

 

This British telephone booth sits abandoned near the shore of the North Sea in IJmuiden, Netherlands.

I wonder how many of these relics exist in The Netherlands, wishing to Phone Home???

 

From Sail 2010 in IJmuiden, Netherlands, 19 August.

 


 


comments (64)

  • Leanne
  • Australia
  • 10 Sep 2010, 00:13
lovely perspective and processing once again but my I wonder how on earth did the British telephone box get to the Netherlands?
Ginnie Hart: Because these relics are collector's items, Leanne, I'm sure someone brought it over on a ferry. I have also seen double-decker buses here as well, but at least they are working. smile This phone booth is the first I've seen here, however. Thanks.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Sep 2010, 00:34
A dying institution...the phone booth! Sad to see it go you know, as mobile phones have taken over the world!. There are still a few in central London, but they are reduced to been tourist attractions. Once in a while I put a penny in and make a phone call....for old times sake smile Oh lovely crop by the way
Ginnie Hart: I can see a whole bunch of these phone booths swirling around in outer space, SAVO, remembering the good ol' times. I hate seeing them abandoned like this...but as a collector's item, if they find a good home and are taken care of, I hope they live forever. Thanks.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 10 Sep 2010, 02:12
Good angle. I didnt know they had clocks on the top of them.
Ginnie Hart: Now that you say it, Vintage, you're right. Astrid thinks someone put it on top because she says it's a Dutch clock. How's that for a marriage of sorts! grin Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Sep 2010, 02:42
Probably some young hoon floated over on it, responding to a dare in the bar one night, and hasn't been able to find a West-floating one to get back home.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I had to Google 'hoon' to see what it was (not a bird!), Ray. Makes sense to me. Astrid says that's a Dutch clock, so maybe a hoon added that as well?! smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Sep 2010, 06:02
This is a fabulous picture, love the angle and I would love to see the faces of people from England (Hastings) that arrive here in the port ad still think they are in the UK.....
I wonder if someone glued that clock on top, may some UK Shutterchancers might be able to solve that question....
TGIF....
Ginnie Hart: I didn't think about the fact it was unusual to see a clock on top till Vintage mentioned it. And now you tell me it's a Dutch clock. Hmmmm. Must be a marriage of sorts, right? smile Yes, TGIF!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2010, 06:51
Nice angle Ginnie: like the clock too. I bet these things are to be seen all over the globe
Ginnie Hart: I believe this is the first one I've seen here in The Netherlands, Chris, but it does make your point that they're EVERYWHERE, even if few and far between. Thanks.
  • Elaine-
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2010, 06:57
reminds me of bill and ted's excellent adventure where they travel in time in a phone booth lolol loooove the shot, loooove the processing smile
Ginnie Hart: Oh, how fun is that. It could be a time machine that flies wherever you want it to go. I can see it now, Elaine. smile Thanks.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Sep 2010, 07:03
OOOOH great treatment Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Tony.
How strange! (:o) I have never seen one with a clock on top, either.
Ginnie Hart: It would make a good time machine, Roz, right? grin
Beautiful !...You are adorable in your comments Ginnie, I kiss you, good weekend...
Ginnie Hart: Good weekend to you, too, Pierrot. smile Merci.
Not many exist in England these days Ginnie. They are a design icon.
Ginnie Hart: Everyone else in the world will snatch them up if you're not careful, Chad!
I find it a pity not to use those phones that marked the landscape of benchmarks reassuring! This one is very beautiful! Superb picture! red flash!! Nice day to you.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Mathilde. I have a feeling phone booths all over the world are becoming heaps of scrap! Sigh.
great crop, angle and texture, all together a TOP PHOTO!!
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Chantal.
An increasingly rare sight here which is a great shame they are such a part of our landscape. Love the clocksmile
Ginnie Hart: I hate it that these are going by the wayside, Bill. Hopefully there are enough collectors around the world who will give them a loving home! Thanks.
Very nice! I remember one of my friends in 'Haarsteeg' a little village near Den Bosch, used to have a phone booth just like this in the garden. She used it as an ornament. Birds nesting in it, plants growing out of it, you know the drill. I never asked her where she got it. Must be at some antique fair or so, because she never ever was in the UK, as far as I know.

Lovely use of texture here!! Enjoy your weekend, girl!!
Ginnie Hart: If I ever see another one in The Netherlands, you can be sure I'll take a picture of it, Marion. It does make you wonder where one gets one here...and what would be the pricetag?! Thanks for your kind words, which I appreciate. Have a good weekend yourself!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2010, 09:51
Yes, a fine find- together with a clock you are interested in, too! I saw in England some of those old telephone boxes, some of them were updated with the inscription "e-mail + text + phone"! Nice title! The greyness of the background may reflect your sadness about this "dying institution"?
Ginnie Hart: I had in my mind a whole bunch of these swirling around in the twilight zone somewhere, Philine, wondering what their purpose was in life anymore! I guess there IS a kind of sadness to it. I just hope there will be plenty of collectors worldwide who will want to keep these wonderful relics alive.

I know you had a great time in England. It brings a smile to my face thinking of you there with our friends. smile But it's good to see you back.
theres still quite a few in the UK Ginnie but i have never seen one with a clock on. Most of them are in rural country villages, nice shot
Ginnie Hart: The clock does add some interest, for sure, Derek. Thank you.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 10 Sep 2010, 10:07
Before the arrival of the iPhone ;-)

Superb image...
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Sidney! smile Thanks.
Hola Ginnie, que bonita foto, un punto de vista genial y el procesado me encanta como siempre muy cuidado.
Espectacular!!

Abrazos!!
Ginnie Hart: Ohhhh, gracias, MA. You're a sweetheart, as always.
Great shooting angle Ginnie. The clock seems being part of the booth!
Ginnie Hart: In this case, Richard, the clock WAS part of the booth, but I've since found out it's not a typical thing for these booths. Makes me wonder who added it? Astrid says it's a Dutch clock. Hmmmm. Merci.
I love the rust-like feel here so much added to your angle and the grey (rusted too if sky can) background, superb Nostalgia !
Ginnie Hart: I love the idea of rust also in the sky, Karine. Thank you for your kind comment.
  • Ayush
  • Singapore
  • 10 Sep 2010, 11:22
nice work done on the textures
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ayush, for stopping by and commenting.
  • TM
  • Iran
  • 10 Sep 2010, 11:35
a Clock on top..wow..seems so nice..wish i had such a thin' font of ma office
Ginnie Hart: HA! That would be fun, TM, wouldn't it. smile Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • England
  • 10 Sep 2010, 11:45
"Typically English" are you suregrin Have a great weekend Musketeer...smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, Musketeer. I'm sure. grin You have a great weekend, too.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2010, 12:50
Super compo . How interesting .
Great processing work .
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mariana.
  • Fokkio
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Sep 2010, 12:55
Ik kom voor het eerst op je fotoblog. Een heleboel prachtige foto's kom ik tegen. Daar kan ik nog wat van leren.
Groet, Fokkio
Ginnie Hart: Hartstikke bedankt, Fokkio. You're very kind. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 10 Sep 2010, 13:15
magnifique le traitement des couleurs !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Rem. Merci.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2010, 14:10
Cool perspective and processing, and your wondering how many in the Netherlands makes me wonder how many of these have made there ways to other parts of the world,
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, JJ. Now that it's a relic, like so many phone booths everywhere, one hopes they will all find good homes! Wouldn't that be fun to see them all over the world, everywhere we go. smile Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2010, 14:58
Sadly our cellular phones are replacing these old charming phone booths. Phone calls were private in these booths. Now we are subjected to listening in on everyone's one sided conversation. (grand texture work!)
Ginnie Hart: I know, Rob. I know. Sigh. Thanks for your comment.
Nice shot Ginnie. I like the clock on top, that's not traditional.
Ginnie Hart: I knew something was different about it, Sheila, but I couldn't put my finger on it till someone mentioned it. Isn't that funny! Thanks.
hold the line it's time to phone you!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it. Merci, Jojo. smile
So British, but in Holland!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Wim. Fun to see, isn't it! smile
  • rian
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2010, 17:28
that's a fine capture of this red phone booth.. nicely processed as well.. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I always love to see them.
  • Paule
  • US
  • 10 Sep 2010, 18:12
Looks like a painting. The grainy print compliments the old telephone booth. Great shot. I wish the phone booths in New York looked this way.

Paule
www.paulepictures.com
www.paulepictures.com/blog
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule. I always love seeing these, no matter where! Maybe NY could scrounge up a few? smile
These were excellent phone points, and I can't for the life of me understand why they were abandoned for the dreadful arrangements we now have.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Tom. Old habits die hard for some of us!
Gorgeous find and processing. I bet you find plenty more relics in your ventures!
Ginnie Hart: This is the only one I've seen here in The Netherlands, Heather. But if I ever see another one, I'll certainly try to capture it! smile Thanks.
This is terrific Ginnie, everything about it smile
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, thank you, Linda. You're so sweet. smile
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2010, 20:39
they're now only for decorative purposes smile

i still take their photos whenever i see them.

happy weekend ginnie and astrid - going anywhere?
Ginnie Hart: They're accessories now, Maria, right? Or garden statues. smile I love it. This weekend we're staying close to home...a couple errands with the car and maybe a couple of monuments to visit. Today all the important monuments all over The Netherlands are open free to the public. Nice!
I've seen these in several countries now but never with a clock on the roof, nice one Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I knew there was something different about this one but couldn't put my finger on it till someone mentioned it. Thanks, Les.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2010, 21:40
Nicely treated, too, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Kay.
  • oscar
  • Germany
  • 10 Sep 2010, 22:40
Nice, super telephone. a classic
Ginnie Hart: A classic, indeed, Oscar. smile Gracias.
Very cool shot and that is stellar processing.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Thanks for your play on words, Michael, bringing a smile. smile
Beautiful traitment, a picture so nostalgic, homesick maybe. A+ VAL smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Valérie. I think this makes a lot of people homesick everywhere. sad
I like the processing here Ginnie - the red colours are magnificent
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Aksel. smile
  • Brian
  • Australia
  • 11 Sep 2010, 12:06
So that's wheer Dr Who left it! I heard he was lokking for it.
Ginnie Hart: HA! It's swirling around near a black hole somewhere, Brian! smile
So very sad to see them become obsolete as time marches on. Like how you included the embossed crown symbol, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Bewverly. But there are people who see these as collector's items and are grabbing them up. Good!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 11 Sep 2010, 20:04
Great eye!! Love how you've seen and framed this...and such wonderful timeless processing!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Marcie. I didn't realize till much later how unusual it was with the clock on top.
  • Antoine
  • Germany
  • 11 Sep 2010, 20:15
Superb composition with a excellent framing. Have a lovely week-end Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Antoine. Merci.
This is a beautiful photo. I love how it looks like and the texture as well
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Charles. I wonder how many of these relics are also in Norway! smile
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 11 Sep 2010, 23:15
Wonderful photo smile

Maybe it is the Dr Who Tardis in disguise...
Ginnie Hart: Someone else mentioned Dr. Who, Cherie, so you must be right. smile Thanks.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Sep 2010, 23:36
Superb processing Ginnie brilliant image as usual.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Scotia. It's so good to see you back! YAAAY. I've missed you and Hamish. grin
Small cuckoo of Sunday ginnie, kisses tenderness...
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Pierrot. smile Merci.
The comments on this post are as good as the photo! You do pick good subjects for conversation, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're very sweet, Patrushka. Thank you kindly. smile
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 12 Sep 2010, 15:04
I don't recall ever seeing one with a clock on top, but it's a good idea...effective evidence to challenge those who used to rabbit on for ages about trivia!

Great treatment Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It makes you wonder how many of these exist with clocks at all, George. Thank you kindly.
  • Sunder
  • India
  • 12 Sep 2010, 17:02
What a lovely shot of this telephone booth...
Love the angle and your composition...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Sunder.
You caught one of our famous red boxes all those miles away from home Ginnie, I wonder how it came to be there.
Ginnie Hart: I'd love to know the story, Brian, especially with the clock on top! Thanks a million.
Hi Ginnie! I think I remember seeing one of those here in Bergen
Ginnie Hart: They do seem to pop up almost everywhere, Charles! smile Thanks.
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2010, 21:35
wow, love the textures applied here!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Liang. I am really liking what textures can add to an image.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 13 Sep 2010, 02:58
i would buy one of these and put it in my back yard !
Ginnie Hart: I think a lot of people would, Dennis. Better than them ending up on a scrap heap somewhere!!
I never knew they had clocks on top, surely people could have just called the talking clocksmile Good shot.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Nigel. I didn't realize how rare this was until I started getting the comments. I wonder how many of these exist?! Thanks.
Superb composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Pamela. You're a sweetheart.
  • Laurent
  • France
  • 16 Sep 2010, 15:00
Fantastic composition !
Ginnie Hart: Another big thank you for stopping by and commenting...and even back-tracking!
  • Harv
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Sep 2010, 20:47
an unusual and striking picture, with lovely processing. Just right for such an iconic landmark.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Harv. Thank you.
  • Mark Johnson
  • United States (rural Colorado)
  • 17 Sep 2010, 14:44
Wonderful processing, and a thought-provoking subject and description. I have to wonder who went around to all the phone booths (etc.) and set the clocks.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mark. After posting this image I found out how unusual it is that it has a clock. I guess there aren't that many around?

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Canon EOS Kiss Digital X
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/800s
aperture f/3.5
sensitivity ISO400
focal length 28.0mm
It's MondayIt's Monday
Tales of the <s>Black</s> FreighterTales of the <s>...
I Must Go Down to the Sea AgainI Must Go Down t...

Warning