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“Hello?” (Phone Box, UK Pavilion, EPCoT) Nikon D700, 10.5mm Fisheye, F/9, 1/160s, ISo 200

I’m always looking for interesting ways to use the 10.5mm fisheye lens and the authentic phone box (aka, telephone booth in USA terms) outside the Rose & Crown Pub at the UK Pavilion seemed to fit the bill. 

 Whaddaya think? 🙂



  1. I think it’s a tardis, it looks bigger on the inside than from the outside LOL. Yes of course that is the fish-eye lens. Question though: is there no receiver? (clearly I reveal the telling fact that it’s been years since I have made a phone call from a telephone box)I like the colour, sharpness and symmetry. Thanks!

    • You made me look up what a tardis is! 🙂 This is definitely a phone box, though, doubtful it is a working one at this point. Yes, no receiver, but probably stolen as now, there is also no door (and there was one in 2008 as indicated in a posted photo I found). Oh, well. Still cool, tho, right? 🙂 Thanks!

  2. That is a very cool perspective on a long dead but missed item – the pay telephone.

    • Thanks Lynn! Makes it worth the funny looks I was getting from the crowds walking by! 🙂

  3. It’s very cool! I love the colors! How sad that people would steal pieces of it.
    Looks like it will be the 16mm fisheye for me (some day), I can’t find the 10.5mm anymore… wonder if it’s been discontinued?

  4. Such a classic. Good work!

    • Thank you, Babs! Took a look at your site. Nice work! Glad you made back to Florianópolis safely! 🙂

  5. Thanks, it was funny and a little bit scary but I had fun coming back to the city. LOL

  6. This one is not a working booth but there are some nearby just outside the restrooms across the street.

    This booth is used for one of the clues to the Kim Possible World Showcase adventure at the United Kingdom.

    • Scott, you are correct. (There is also a working one up the steps in the Canada pavilion). The working ones all have more modern pay phones on the interior (not as photogenic 🙂 ). I do believe that the one I photographed is an authentic K6 from the 1930’s. I don’t know what we find so cool about these red booths, but they do seem just so much prettier than our typical American versions!

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