TCA (my initials)

May 25, 2008

the da vinci area code

Filed under: digital photography — TCA @ 6:40 pm

This is part two of the blue phone.

Here it is in full sunshine on a breezy spring day.

The color still isn’t quite right. It’s a little better than before. Eventually I’ll learn how to use the digital camera with Photoshop.

I haven’t fiddled with the composition at all. The same is true of the earlier pictures.

The phone is a work in progress. Took hours of Googling to find an aqua handset cord. Fifteen bucks plus shipping! Expensive. Locating parts can be an ordeal. It’s oddly reminiscent of dealing with The Phone Company. Most of you are too young to remember. Lucky souls.

You never know what you’ll encounter on the web. Someone has bothered to print an assortment of perfect replica dial cards for rotary phones. These are quite a bargain.

Unfortunately, you have to remove the dial from the phone to insert the dial card! The method for doing this is more complicated than a Masonic handshake. It involves a bent paperclip and turning the dial clockwise so far that breaking it seems a certainty. All that effort just to insert a little circular piece of cardboard with your phone number on it!

I miss The Phone Company.


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