Sunday, April 01, 2007

Theme Day: Public Mailbox--Seattle Style


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The lobby of Seattle's 1914 Smith Tower is full of wonderful period details, including this fully functional ornate brass US Mail Box. The two shoots at the top go all the way up the building and allow people on the 35 office floors above to drop letters to go to the post office into the box on the first floor. As you can see, there is also a Starbuck's adjacent to the lobby.

Today over 66 Daily City Photo Blog sites around the globe want to show you what mial boxes look like in their cities. Start your trip around the world here, noting time zone differences may affect if a photo is posted yet or not. Do leave a comment wherever you visit.

1 (London (UK) ) -2 (Grenoble (France) ) -3 (Rotterdam (Netherlands) ) -4 (Greenville SC (USA) ) -5 (Hyde (UK) ) -6 (Villigen (Switzerland) ) -7 (Albuquerque NM (USA) ) -8 (Mazatlan (Mexico) ) -9 (Montréal (Canada) ) -10 (Stayton OR (USA) ) -11 (Shanghai (China) -Jing ) -12 (Arradon (France) ) -13 (Sequim WA (USA) ) -14 (Newcastle upon Tyne (England) ) -15 (Seattle WA (USA) -Kim ) -16 (Bastia (Corse) ) -17 (Minneapolis MN (USA) ) -18 (Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) ) -19 (Joplin MO (USA) ) -20 (Sharon, CT (USA) ) -21 (Cottage Grove MN [USA] ) -22 (Houston, TX (USA) -Candice & Megan ) -23 (Singapore - by Keropokman. ) -24 (Guelph, ON (Canada) ) -25 (Menton (France) ) -26 (Monte Carlo, Monaco ) -27 (Naples, FL (USA) ) -28 (Kyoto (Japan) ) -29 (Tokyo (Japan) ) -30 (Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) ) -31 (Cape Town (South Africa) ) -32 ( Jakarta (Indonesia) ) -33 (Kitakami (Japan) ) -34 (Tel Aviv (Israel) ) -35 (Vantaa(Finland) ) -36 (Guadalajara (Mexico) ) -37 (Auckland (New Zealand) ) -38 (Nelson (New Zealand) ) -39 (Tuzla (B&H) ) -40 (Brussels (Belgium) ) -41 (Anderson, SC (USA) ) -42 (Lubbock, TX (USA) ) -43 (John, Melbourne, (Australia) ) -44 (Stavanger (Norway) ) -45 (Tenerife (Spain) ) -46 (Stockholm (Sweden) ) -47 (Boston, MA (USA) ) -48 (Not Strictly Seattle, Susan ) -49 (New York City, (USA), Ming the Merciless ) -50 (Paris [Eric], (France) ) -51 (Ampang (Selangor) ) -52 (Sydney (Nathalie) Australia ) -53 (ailea , HI (USA) ) -54 (Manila (Philippines) ) -55 (Sydney (Sally) Australia ) -56 (Cork (Ireland) ) -57 (Saarbrücken (Germany) ) -58 (Saint Paul MN (USA) by Carol ) -59 (San Diego, CA (USA) ) -60 (Mexico [POLY], (Mexico) ) -61 (Budapest (Hungary) ) -62 (Singapore (Singapore by Zannnie) ) -63 (Madrid [Dsole] (Spain) ) -64 (Nottingham (England) ) -65 (Bandung (Indonesia) ) -66 (London - Jonemo (UK)) -

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22 comments:

don said...

wow i think you got the most beautiful mailbox off all

edwin s said...

I agree with Don. I thought the R2D2 ones were fantastic until I saw this lovely golden one of yours.

Gerald England said...

This is a very posh looking box!

Ham said...

Astonishing box, best yet.

Susan said...

Does the mail from this box always go first class?

Kim said...

Susan, like any US Mail Box, one can place whatever class of mail one is posting. The Post Office sorts that out. The letters dropped in this box would probably be first class or third class (bulk mail).
-Kim

alice said...

You've got the gold medal for this one, Kim!

Celine said...

Beautiful mail box and lovely photo. Great choice, Kim.

Dsole said...

wow Kim! a golden luxury mail box!

Sally said...

FANTASTIC! I wonder if anyone's letters ever get stuck in the shute? Bet they do!

Neorelix said...

Now that is one impressive mailbox! Gorgeous.

Eric said...

It is not only beautiful, but did anybody notice the Starbuck's? A letter and a latté all in the same place!

Ben said...

This is a beautiful one, Kim. The mail posted here must be so special.

denton said...

Very good find. When I asked a local official where the oldest post office was in Greenville I was point to a post office which had recently be converted to a restaurant. So I had to go with something more modern.

dick said...

This is the most beautiful mailbox I have seen, but I admit that I didn't see all DP-mailboxes.

Carol E. said...

Hey, Kim, I think Susan was asking tongue-in-cheek! She, along with the rest of us, felt astonished at this beautiful, classy mail box! Surely too classy to carry anything less than first class mail. Great shot!

santy said...

I really like this mailbox!

Tomate Farcie said...

Best looking mailbox I've seen so far!! :-D

Jenny said...

I guess once upon a time Starbucks said Seattle, but now this mailbox could be anywhere in the world! (Except that few of us have such beautiful ones!)

Gail's Man said...

Do all the letters get collected in the plastic box underneath. The box is a work of art.

Kim said...

Thanks so much, everyone, for dropping by and leaving your kind comments! Theme day is always fun.
Carol, thanks. . .DOH!
Gail's Man, I think th plastic box is used by a business upstairs that has oversized or bulk mail for the mail carrier to pick up.
Sally, undoubtedly!
Jenny, Yes. . .sigh, chain store businesses seem to have created the same landscapes around the globe.
-Kim

Lachezar said...

Wow, that's a real beauty!
And, as usual, Starbucks is always at hand...

Cheers!