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Trendy phone booths across the world

Last updated on: May 22, 2013 11:30 IST

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The first telephone booth was set up in London way back in 1903. It was operated by the Grand Central Railway, according to Wikimedia.

Over the years, the pay phone kiosks became trendy and interesting.

This booth is shaped like a "Dourado" fish. Authorities designed the unique phone booth to reflect the heritage ot the Pantanal, the world's largest undisturbed wetlands and to promote tourism.

Take a look at some of the stylish and beautiful phone booths across the world...
 



Image: A pedestrian stops by to use public phones in booth uniquely shaped like the regions' wild animals in the town of Primavera do Leste, near the capital city of Cuiaba in Mato Grosso state.
Photographs: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters.

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Children play in telephone booths along a flooded street at Thung Song Hong district in Bangkok.

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Photographs: Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters.
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Two rival teams named after oxen competed in a spectacle recounting Indian tales, local history and the region's cattle ranching roots.

The carnival-style event began only 41 years ago, but its roots date back to 1913 when roving bands of singers donned bulls costumes and danced in the streets to improvised lyrics.

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Image: A tourist talks at a public phone booth fashioned to look like an ox, during the Parintins jungle carnival deep in the heart of the Amazon forest.
Photographs: Bruno Domingos/Reuters.
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The classic red phone booth in the centre of the village, was bought by residents for 1 pound and turned into a book exchange, as part of British Telecom's Adopt a Kiosk campaign which has seen more than 350 red phone boxes adopted by small communities across Britain.

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Image: Duncan Berry holds the door open as his children Jemima (L) and Hugo choose books from the village phone box in Marton cum Grafton, northern England.
Photographs: Nigel Roddis/Reuters.

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The Call Parade is a street art exhibition involving 100 artists who decorated and painted 100 public telephone booths, which are falling into disuse as mobile phones become cheaper, around Sao Paulo, according to the organisers.

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Image: A man takes a picture of a friend posing inside a public telephone booth painted by Brazilian artist Carla Pires during the Call Parade art exhibition in Sao Paulo.
Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters.

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A visitor poses in front of a mock telephone booth inside the "Kitty Lab", a simulated city environment of Hello Kitty, to celebrates the character's 35th anniversary, inside an exhibition centre in Hong Kong.

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Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters.
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A man looks at a public telephone booth painted by Brazilian artist Juarez Fagundes during the Call Parade art exhibition in Sao Paulo.

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Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters.

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A waitress walks by dinosaur-shaped telephone booths at a theme restaurant in Taipei.

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Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters.
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A public telephone booth decorated by Brazilian artist Emili Akemi is seen during the Call Parade art exhibition in Sao Paulo.

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Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters.

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Snow covers a telephone box in Crathie, in Scotland.

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Photographs: Russell Cheyne/Reuters.

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A couple walk past a public telephone booth painted by Brazilian artists, daughter and father, Julia and Ricardo Paoliello during the Call Parade art exhibition in Sao Paulo.

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Photographs: Nacho Doce/Reuters.

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Show attendees make free calls at the Vonage booth during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Photographs: Steve Marcus/Reuters.
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A telephone booth is seen outside the offices of BCE Inc in Montreal.

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Photographs: Shaun Best/Reuters.

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Telephone booths are filled with advertisements offering cash loans on the streets of Kuala Lumpur.

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Photographs: Bazuki Muhammad/Reuters.

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A trendy telephone booth in Sao Paulo.


Photographs: Morio/Wikimedia Commons.
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