Many of the telephone boxes in Newcastle are red.
My international readership may need some explanation here. The red telephone box is something of a British institution, and people are very fond of them, but they are sadly an endangered species these days, having been largely driven out by plain, square, BT branded phone boxes. Here's a picture of that dying breed:
Here's a photo I took of one of the red telephone boxes in Newcastle:
But I thought about it some more, and you know what? I love it. I love that someone, apparently, thought 'They don't make red telephone boxes any more, but we'll do the best we can. We'll have our telephone boxes painted red.' Thank you, whoever that was. The effort is appreciated.