'Orelhão' telephone booths

Muriaé, Minas Gerais, Brazil

orelhões [Brazilian Portuguese]
Telefones de Uso Público [Portuguese]
Brazilian 'Orelhão' telephone booths


The iconic Brazilian telephone booths –colloquially called orelhão (meaning 'big ear') – put into operation from 1972 on, where designed by the Brazilian-Chinese designer and architect Chu Ming Silveira.

General Information

local language location name
Muriaé, Brasil [Portuguese]
location function

Image characteristics

maximum image resolution
3,760 × 5,534  pixel
31.8 × 46.9 cm (300 dpi)
capture date
image processing
colour corrected
Benjamin Hemer ( (send an e-mail))