United Kingdom’s Abandoned Desert of Red Phone Boxes Will Give You The Creeps

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In Northern England in the tiny town of Carlton Miniott is a lot filled with something very strange. The field is packed with red phone boxes from the heyday of payphones in the UK. The red boxes stand proudly in the field in varying stated of decay. Some boxes stand proudly with almost every pane of glass intact and minimal paint peeling. Other boxes exhibit their age with panes missing, paint falling from their surfaces, and boards knocked askew. The boxes stand like soldiers prepared to walk back into battle, but knowing the war is lost. No phones ring and no one is there to call. They stand alone, waiting for time to slowly decay them to nothing.

The phone boxes give us a look back at the era when mobile calling was found on street corners, when Clark Kent dove into boxes and emerged ready for action as Superman, and as Dr. Who blasts through time and space.

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Photo credit: NicolasmindthegapLenora Genovese and Guy Hatton.