Smiling Lion and Rotary Dial Telephone

Warsaw, Poland, is an amazing place, filled with lots of old stuff.

The lions at the presidential palace, in Warsaw, Poland, date back to the year 1821:

Probably, the telephone in my hotel room dates back even longer:

Interestingly, if you’re like me the sight of an old rotary dialphone immediately brings back the sound I used to hear when I dialed it.  If you are interested in more “obsolete sounds” like this, there is a fabulous website called the Museum of Endangered Sounds that tries to record and store sounds like this for posterity.