I still have a lot of pictures to share; just not a lot of time to do so. However, I recently received a picture from a dear friend, the second one she’s sent me, and I would like to share it with you. One of my favorite types of mailbox, as should be evident from those I’ve already shared, is the whimsical one. The mailbox where someone has taken some time to think out a design concept and used some level of artistic talent and craftsmanship to execute their design.
This one is particularly cool, as it is not only rather intricate, but it is well executed. Although this picture was taken during daylight hours, I believe the presence of what appear to be a small solar panel and a light in the center of the main superstructure indicate it lights up at night. I imagine it would be a bit confusing to anyone driving down their street who was unaware of this mailbox’s presence. For the owner, perhaps it serves as a homing beacon when returning from an evening of drunken revelry. Then again, maybe that says more about me than the owner.
One thing I note that makes it a bit different than some of the other whimsical mailboxes I’ve shared is that the Starship is not the mailbox itself; that appears to be the duty of the black, regulation mailbox it sits atop. Of course, this clearly obviates any possible conflict with postal regulations and in no way detracts from the beauty and cleverness of the design.
What would make this particular mailbox super special is if it had the capability of beaming all the junk mail it no doubt collects to a recycling center. Now that would be something almost everyone would pay to have, provided it was reasonably inexpensive. Perhaps a deal to amortize it for a decade, with the proceeds from recycling being applied toward the payments. Shhh! Don’t tell the junk mailers.