Sunday, April 1, 2007

April Theme Day - Public Mailbox

The April theme day is A Public Mail Box. The interesting thing about these mail boxes is that they're imported from London.

I noticed that a few of the other mail boxes around the world are also imported - very interesting, don't you think.


64 Daily Photo sites are participating in the 1st April theme, "A Public Mail Box", please use the links to below to visit them. Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

London (UK) -Grenoble (France) -Rotterdam (Netherlands) -Greenville SC (USA) -Hyde (UK) -Villigen (Switzerland) -Albuquerque NM (USA) -Mazatlan (Mexico) -Montréal (Canada) -Stayton OR (USA) -Shanghai (China) -Jing -Arradon (France) -Sequim WA (USA) -Newcastle upon Tyne (England) -Seattle WA (USA) -Kim -Bastia (Corse) -Minneapolis MN (USA) -Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) -Joplin MO (USA) -Sharon, CT (USA) -Cottage Grove MN [USA] -Houston, TX (USA) -Candice & Megan -Singapore - by Keropokman. -Guelph, ON (Canada) -Menton (France) -Monte Carlo, Monaco -Naples, FL (USA) -Kyoto (Japan) -Tokyo (Japan) -Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) -Cape Town (South Africa) - Jakarta (Indonesia) -Kitakami (Japan) -Tel Aviv (Israel) -Vantaa(Finland) -Guadalajara (Mexico) -Auckland (New Zealand) -Nelson (New Zealand) -Tuzla (B&H) -Brussels (Belgium) -Anderson, SC (USA) -Lubbock, TX (USA) -John, Melbourne, (Australia) -Stavanger (Norway) -Tenerife (Spain) -Stockholm (Sweden) -Boston, MA (USA) -Not Strictly Seattle, Susan -New York City, (USA), Ming the Merciless -Paris [Eric], (France) -Ampang (Selangor) -Sydney (Nathalie) Australia -ailea , HI (USA) -Manila (Philippines) -Sydney (Sally) Australia -Cork (Ireland) -Saarbrücken (Germany) -Saint Paul MN (USA) by Carol -San Diego, CA (USA) -Mexico [POLY], (Mexico) -Budapest (Hungary) -Singapore (Singapore by Zannnie) -Madrid [Dsole] (Spain) -Nottingham (England) -Bandung (Indonesia) -London - Jonemo (UK) -

23 comments:

edwin s said...

I think the British brought along postboxes in their cargo and left them all around the world.

RUTH said...

I never expected to see a British mailbox in Tel Aviv!

Gerald England said...

These look very forlorn and abandoned. I prefer the one with original paint even though its peeling to the repainted one -- it's the wrong shade -- they should have imported some proper paint as well.

Kuanyin said...

I agree...there is something sad about these guys! Awwwww!

Ham said...

Two for the price of one...

Interestingly, the slots have been welded to make them much smaller - I assume so they don't get blown up.

alice said...

"Red Mailboxes Invasion" could have been the DP Theme title, this month! Nice twins! Bon dimanche, Mandi.

julia said...

We may have had some like these, before.

Dsole said...

I didn't know that information... we don't have these red here but yellow
Have a nice day!

Jilly said...

Thought my eyes were deceiving me when I saw these - in Tel Aviv! Interesting how a mail box can say so much - well particularly having read Ham's comment.

J x

Kerry-Anne said...

We used to have these in Cape Town too, but I think all of them have been replaced now, except the one in my post today. There must have been lots of postbox factories in the UK in days gone by... :)

Sally said...

Gosh, they must have been imported about the same time as the Blafour Declaration!

Funny they've expunged the most characteristic part of a British pillar box - the logo of the monarch on the throne at the time it was manufactured.

Sally said...

errr, make that Balfour....sorry, typo.

Kate said...

I wonder if they are in daily use? I don't think that I'd leave any letters in either one--doesn't look promising. And, with the poliital situation in the Middle East, I wouldn't get too close, either.

Mandi said...

Thanks for all the comments. Yes they're quite shabby I know, but it was rather difficult to hunt down a public mailbox. Since the email revolution they don't seem to be in need! Ham, you've started everyone thinking that our mailboxes get bombed all the time. No, no, no, they're not buses or schools or restaurants - perfectly safe. Have a good Sunday everyone. :-)

Ex-Shammickite said...

Interesting thought that Britain dumps their outdated mailboxes on unsuspecting Tel Avivians. Personally, I like them. They are full of character (and letters)!

Felicia said...

Mandi, at least Tel Avi's letters are safe!

Chuckeroon said...

Hi, Mandi! Great to see that our excellent caste iron pillar boxes are treasured in Tel Aviv and that your city fathers had the wisdom to purchase such a durable and high value product - perhaps we even gave them to you! At least Britain has done one thing well in the Middle East.

BTW...especially for YOU deer are coming up very soon so keep an eye open.

Icarus said...

Yep, I remember these two when they stood in the middle of Archway before they redeveloped it...No I don't! But Portuguese towns & cities have gone for the Royal Mail export too. Red for donkey pace and blue for priority post.

Jean said...

I love this traditional style mail box.

Chris & Deb said...

It does seem a rather odd thing to import. These do add a nice splash of color though!

Tomate Farcie said...

I thought these mailbox looked familiar!

Kim said...

Those Brits sure got around! Great image for today. . .two for the price of one! And by the sun-bleached appearance, one can tell you're near the sea,
-Kim

R. Kaplan said...

I'd bet that they're from the Mandate, and have the royal crest on them. Except it would be the G for George (Regent) instead of the E for Elizabeth.