Monday, October 03, 2011

Mailboxes in Love

"For the critics, it’s graffiti. But for the romantics, it’s art in the form of mailbox love," blogs Christina Ng on the ABC News website. Nestled lovingly beside each other, two ordinary mailboxes in Denver seem to have fallen in love with a little help from someone who's become known as the Mailbox Love Bandit.

According to Ng, it began in December 2010 with the first messages—the eyelash-clad blue mailbox gazing at the larger green mailbox with a smile and the message, “[heart] u” painted in white. The green mailbox smiled back with the message, “[heart] u too.”

She goes on to say, "The city paints over the mailboxes and, every time, the messages come back. Others have included 'I’m here' and 'I’m here too!' as well as 'They can never' and  'Tear us apart' painted on with hearts."

Chris Stroup, station manager for the Capitol Hill U.S. Postal Service office, according to the Denver Post, is quoted as saying, "“For us, it’s graffiti, and if we see it, we’re going to call the maintenance guys to come paint over it.”

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM