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14 October 2017 @ 11:00 am
Daphne Ashbrook in front of a... What is that?  

In selecting this picture I became completely distracted by trying to figure out what Daphne Ashbrook (the actress who played Grace in the Dr Who TV Movie) is standing in front of. I mean, the TARDIS obv., but what is that thing on top of it? It can't be an actual TARDIS prop (because of the thing, unless there's some Big Finish publicity which involved a thing on top of a Tardis) which makes me think it must be a genuine Police Box. But I'm fairly sure this photo was taken some time in 2004 and I'm also fairly sure there weren't any police boxes still around in 2004 (outside Glasgow, where they don't look like that anyway). So I'm guessing maybe this is a genuine police box that some Who fan managed to get hold of?

This entry was originally posted at https://purplecat.dreamwidth.org/468269.html.
vocatus_fortisvocatus_fortis on October 15th, 2017 01:12 am (UTC)
No, it's a real Police Box. It's (still) outside Earl's Court tube station in London. The thing on top is a security camera.

You can find it on Google Maps' Street View here: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4921361,-0.1929129,3a,75y,275.89h,84.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sOqzuX6R-tuFL79SYqCTSAQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?dcr=0

You used to be able to go inside with Google Maps but that's not available at the moment.
louisedennis: Who:Tardislouisedennis on October 15th, 2017 02:20 pm (UTC)
So I gather from replies over at DreamWidth. I had no idea that a new police box had been installed in the 1990s. Though I'm glad I wasn't misremembering that the last one was removed in the early 80s.