Sunday, May 31, 2009

Obsolete


A public telephone is something that's hard to find anymore in Molfetta. Italians really took to the cellular phone with a gusto. Everyone has one...and I do mean everyone, from grade school children to octogenarians.

As a result, the public telephone became almost immediately obsolete. The few you can find around town are generally broken or looking pretty shabby, like the one in this photo. I don't think I'd want to use this means of communication without disinfecting it first!

6 comments:

marley said...

A common sight here too. Its a shame we don't need the phone booths anymore.

Clueless in Boston said...

I think it's a world wide phenomenon, not just in Italy. It's one of those things that if you see a movie and there are pay phones you'll be able to instantly date it. And our kids will wonder what those funny things were ever used for.

Vogon Poet said...

I have seen a couple of (smashed) booths just yesterday...

B Squared said...

Soon, they will be in museums as curiosity exhibits. Times change,

Tinsie said...

It's the same in Greece, however I've seen people use public phone booths in London - and I even used one myself just a couple of days ago!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

can't remember last time I walked by one that actually worked! kudos on finding one that looks operational!