Monday, October 17, 2011

Zen Monday: #167


Because the Zen pupil learns from experience rather than from lectures or books, Zen Monday is the day you experience the photo and give us your thoughts rather than me telling you what I think the photo's about. Please enlighten us with your comment.

19 comments:

Gunn said...

This is the perfect location .... for a film!
If it was not for the sign at the top... I would have guessed it could have been in Italy!

Gunn / Stavanger

Vanda said...

I working payphone? Unpossible!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm unable to enlighten. I'm still dependent on this technology

Clifford Beshers said...

I thought those were extinct in the wild!

Bellis said...

I know where this is! There's one of those brown California historic site signs directing drivers to it on the 210 freeway. It's the last remaining payphone in Southern California.

dive said...

Wow! We're still waiting for those new-fangled things to be installed in our village. The little old lady at the Post Office who runs the telegraph machine is retiring soon and they've promised us a speaking tube.
Me, I'm not so sure it's a good thing.

Steven said...

This is the actual pay phone used by Deep Throat when they were filming "All The President's Men."

Ms M said...

Where's the phone booth? Mr. Kent has some urgent business to attend to....

postie said...

That last conversation on the phone was pretty wild. It was one that would peel the paint off of walls. Looks like it did

Speedway said...

As Dive might say, it's a "steam-powered telephone", but where do the coins go?

Around here the only people who use public phones anymore are usually drug dealers or philandering husbands, but I don't think this phone is "public" because of the 5900 on the front and no coin slot.

Petrea Burchard said...

You saw it, Speedway--something I didn't see at first. No place to put your money. It looks like a pay phone but it's not. Maybe it never was. Hard to say.

Bellis, it deserves a historical marker! I didn't see one. This is located in the part of what was the Ambassador Campus that will soon be condominiums, off of Del Mar near Orange Grove.

PA, I'd be unable to enlighten even if I had a new iPhone, so don't feel bad.

Susan Campisi said...

Why does this make me think of Planet of the Apes?

Petrea Burchard said...

I don't know, Susan, but you made me laugh.

Patrizzi Intergarlictica said...

Please, I think you need to know how eloquent a speaker Petrea Burchard is for the environment of Hahamongna. I personally experienced the impassioned speech she made tonight to the Pasadena City Council.

Make no mistake, Petrea Burchard is one wonderful environmentalist and person with the foresight to see how the Pasadena City Council should logically and credibly proceed. She has given them a blueprint of the very best path, it is just so sad that they continue to wander on the wrong path, one regardless of the guidance she has so generously provided for them.

Thank you for speaking up, and with most regard for your wonderful enlightened soul,

Petrea Burchard said...

Aw, thank you, Patrizzi. I think they listened. I felt heard.

Tonight the council approved funding for an Environmental Impact Report for the euphemistically-named Multi-Benefit and Multi-Use plans, which include altered trails, a parking lot and a soccer field in Hahamongna.

altadenahiker said...

Good for you! I've got a Haha post up for tomorrow and it took forever to write. That's never a good sign.

And the phone -- well, I think Apple just may surprise everyone and go retro.

Petrea Burchard said...

I know the silt at Hahamongna has to be removed. I don't know enough about how it's to be done to have a real comment on the silt removal plan. But I do understand that, as much as we may dislike the disruption, disruption there will be. I appreciate, however, that we want it to be as undisruptive as possible. I'm sure that comment would not be helpful to the county officials so I'm staying out of their meetings and talking about the things I've researched.

Building a soccer field in a watershed is the equivalent of, ahem, defecating where you eat.

Virginia said...

Did I answer that phone about a year ago?
V

Petrea Burchard said...

You absolutely did, Miss V. HA!