When I was walking in Datong District, Taipei, I found a public telephone at the side of the sidewalk. Since mobile phones have become popular in Japan, I have rarely seen public telephones in the city. I think it's the same here in Taiwan. Nowadays, everyone walks around town with his or her own phone. Even if you walk around Taipei, it is rare to see a public telephone.
Even though public telephones are becoming irrelevant, I don't think they will ever disappear. Ironically, even though public telephones are usually ignored, once a disaster occurs, they are transformed into an important lifeline that everyone needs.
When I was hovering near the pay phone, a woman in sunglasses appeared at the pay phone. Then she started calling from the pay phone, just like everyone used to do. The scene was a bit nostalgic. The woman was talking to someone while looking somewhere in the distance. Her expression was grim. What was she talking about with such a grim face? Perhaps she was talking about something that would be difficult to identify the person calling.
November 26, 2019
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 1.8/85