I hope you go over to Vintage Postcard and take a look at all of the postcard posts, as well as anything at all that has to do with mail. Today I will be showing you some of the post boxes that I found in Ireland and the Isle of Man. A few of them you may have seen before, but I thought I'd put them all together in one post.
This shop was in the heart of the little downtown area of Nenagh, Ireland. Nearly everything was closed because it was a Sunday, but I was drawn to the tile in the entranceway so I went over to take a picture. Then I saw the letter flap.
I thought the closeup of the letters flap was very nice. I loved the burgundy door and the gold. I also really liked the font used for the letters.
The first night in Ireland we went looking for a place to eat dinner. We were following directions, but pulled over to check the map and see if the folks in the other car knew where we were going. I walked around snapping photos while the drivers talked to one another. I saw this post box set into this giant rock and new I had struck gold!
This post box was spotted at Bunratty Castle in Ireland. I loved the two tones of green paint and I so love the roundness of the "box."
I think this is a stylized version of the P and R that I saw on the mailbox in the stone up above. Ahhh, turns out I was wrong. Sheila gave me a little history lesson in the comment section. Thanks so much! This post box is even more special now that I know a bit of the history.
Sheila said...The two-tone green letter box is an old British one dating from Victorian times. The letters are VR, Victoria Regina. Rather than replace all the letter boxes when Ireland became a republic, they just painted the existing ones green. I imagine it's had a good few coats of paint since it was last red. :)
Extreme closeup of the word post and part of the drop slot. I am kind of fond of this photo.
This is the Isle of Man post box that we saw at the IOM airport. It is so bright!
Those are all of the mailbox pictures that I took. I have to say though, every time I saw one I wanted to photograph it, even though most of them were the same shape and color. I forced myself to focus on other things.
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