20 Phone Booths Transformed Into Zany Works Of Art With Purposes

Ever wonder what happens to all of the old phone booths that have become almost obsolete in an era of mobile phones? Well, one website has gathered images of some of the most interesting phone booths you've ever seen.

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AnsaBack.co.uk has compiled an interesting list of 20 phone booths that have transformed into works of art some of which are functional and others that are simply for show.

One of the most artistic uses came in the form of a small aquarium for goldfish.

According to the website, "a group of Japanese artists known as Kingyobu meaning "Goldfish Club" convert old phone booths into goldfish aquariums throughout Osaka, Japan."

"In the past 15 years, BT has either removed or decommissioned 30,000, a third of all pay phones in the UK (according to the BBC), so I was really curious to find out about the amazing ways people have upcycled old telephone boxes," says Pete Campbell, who compiled the images for Ansa Back.

From a changing booth, to a smoking booth and an outdoor shower these phone booths not only provide something nice to look at but a bit of functionality as well. It looks to be a great way to recycle and reuse old phone booths.

The artists and creators of these phone booths have managed to save a little piece of worldwide history, harnessing it and turning it into something that can be enjoyed by people all over.

The great thing about it is that it is a global phenomenon, giving each booth a flavor of it's own.

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver even found a way to join in the craze by converting his phone booth into a hot and cold smoker which was also the subject of a Huffington Post article.

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