Ordinary phone booths are an endangered species in this, the smartphone age. But artists and tech geniuses are reinventing phone booths around the globe.
This booth, located in the Hortillonnages in Amiens, France, is designed to better connect its users with nature. Visitors to the marshy location pick up the receiver and hear sounds of lesser-known wildlife in the area.
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A salad bar in a phone booth
This phone booth in London's Bloomsburg Square has been given new life as a gourmet salad restaurant. Spier's Salads, run by Ben Spier, offers a deli-style selection of dishes that include an avocado pesto pasta with cherry tomatoes, and a nectarine-based couscous.
Many older British Telecom phone booths have been repurposed through the company's Adopt a Kiosk program. This box, in Michaelstone-le-Pit, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, is now a free community library.
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The world's smallest dance club
The creators of Berlin, Germany's Teledisko have turned an abandoned phone booth into the world's smallest dance club. For 2 euros per song, you (and as many friends as you can cram into the box) can dance the night away.
You get more than just music inside the Teledisko. The 2 euro price includes access to strobe lighting, a disco ball and a fog machine. There are cameras inside, too, in case you want to share your unusual experience on social media.