Who’s on First?

Guess what I found tucked away in a corner on the first floor of the old wing of the Hotel Friendly in Puerto Vallarta?

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I tried to enter it to see how big it was inside, but of course it was locked! (If you are not a Dr. Who fan, this post probably won’t make much sense to you. ) Oh oh!  My bad.  It won’t make sense to you if you are a fan, either. In Dr. Who, the Tardis is disguised as a police box, not a telephone box.  Never mind!!!!!

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

10 thoughts on “Who’s on First?

  1. angloswiss

    They seem to be everywhere. We have one in a garden restaurant in our village in Switzerland, although no longer in working condition, just for the decoration, but a genuine London telephone box. I grew up with them. We did not have a telephone at home when I was a kid, so we made any necessary calls in the box around the corner.

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  2. slmret

    A friend in the desert has one of these as part of her yard art — along with a genuine London bus! No phone inside, but otherwise a genuine, decorated phone box!

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  3. hirundine608

    The one used as the Tardus, in Dr. Who, is a Police call box. They were dark blue. I don’t think you’ll find one in the London Metropolitan area, anymore.? For the Police are now connected by radio. This is not even a GPO Public telephone box. Though it is red. This looks like the sort of phone box once found in hotels, diners and such. The day of cellular phones has made them all obsolete. A few in rural areas are used as libraries. I expect you would discover a few in Central London? For the tourists need the connect for photo opportunities. If one goes to Canden Town, on the Northern Line … tube. You will find all sorts of tourist junk, usually made in Asia? Where one can buy a model for a money box. Or in postcards. Do people still send those?I tried to buy some last year but the price was prohibitive for a picture on a piece of card. When my photos were better, too. …. Cheers Jamie.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes, when forgotten man wrote a bit perplexed about my post, I checked it out and sure enough, it was not a telephone box. All of those programs I’ve watched, you’d think I would have noticed that. Oh well. I’ve put a note acknowledging my blunder on the post, but will leave it as concrete proof of my imperfection, lest you believe otherwise!!!

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      1. hirundine608

        I do not see it as anything close to imperfection. I can almost visualize the excitement.

        I was raised in London. They, Police call boxes, were once endemic to the place. Also prior to it’s more global popularity. As young teenagers we used to watch it regularly and gloat over miscues and prop failures. I have, since, watched a few episodes over the years. William Hartnell was the best Doctor. It seems to be a parody of itself, these days? Not really sci-fi, more a type of cowboy and girls, righting wrongs and sustaining the status quo. In no time in particular. Cheers Jamie

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  4. carol1945

    I absolutely fell in love with the Dr Who series about a year ago. I, too, thought they were the red telephone boxes. I loved the British humor in it. I was so happy I thought I had a huge series of shows to watch ahead of me, I started with the first one. But then they got too violent and scary for me, I was watching them alone, at night, in bed.

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