We all are familiar with London’s red telephone boxes. They are iconic. And I have certainly taken my fair share of photos on them on my trips to London (red mailboxes too!).
The original box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V’s Silver Jubilee. So when it came to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012, a group of extraordinary Londoners created a special project similar to the Easter eggs that I had a great time hunting down during my trip in February.
Right now if you visit London this summer (Olympics or otherwise) you will have the unique opportunity to catch some of these one-of-kind telephone boxes as part of the BT ArtBox campaign. At the end of the campaign they will be auctioning all the boxes off to raise money for ChildLine’s, a London-based charity organization.
And while I can’t be there (total bummer), I am thoroughly enjoying catching my friend who works in London’s Instagram feed as he attempts to document them all! Here a few of the ones he has captured so far:
Aren’t they cool! I so wish I could check them out personally!
Paris friends, grab your camera and get over there, I think it would be totally fun to go telephone box hunting for the weekend (maybe after all the Olympic hoopla dies down).
In the meantime, I will be following Paul’s Instagram feed!
What do you think? I want San Francisco to do something like this! Maybe parking meters or taxi cabs or something else iconic to the city. Would you want it in your city? What would “it” be?