With the London Olympics striving to be the greenest of all Games, I'm impressed with how seriously the Brits approach sustainability. The attitude extends to transitioning an urban icon which, thanks to cell phones, has become obsolete. Phasing out the K6 [the official name of the once-ubiquitous red phone box] is not to be taken lightly. Cognizant of the cultural significance of the booths, the telephone company instituted a community adoption program
for the structures. At Leverick Bay in the British Virgin Islands, one kiosk has been reincarnated as an outdoor shower. Restored and properly plumbed, it's an outpost of civility.