There is probably nothing more linked to the idea of recent past than a public phone box. First blown away by cellular phones and then literally erased from our memory by smartphones, public phones in the streets are now relics of a bright era, when it was still possible to call someone away from home without being constantly reachable by others. No sms, no endless calls. Let alone WhatsApp and 4G connection. The only thing you needed to get in touch with the world through a wire was a small coin. Unused and rusty, public phones still stand in the contemporary world, heedless of the passing time.