Sunday, October 23, 2011

Marvelous Mailboxes

The Urban Hikers, Peter Hartmann & Stacey Wright take a look at some unusual mailboxes on the Edhat, Santa Barbara website while walking within the city limits of Santa Barbara, California.

Rather than tell their readers about a specific hike or neighborhood they've experienced, they decided to share photos of some of the cool mailboxes they've seen along along the way.

According to Peter and Stacey, "With mailboxes, we've noticed that very often a neighborhood adopts a theme. Once one resident starts with a particular motif or style, others seem to follow suit... almost as though there's a collective consciousness of mailbox ornamentation. Animals seem to be popular in several neighborhoods. They always make us very cheery."

They go on to say, "Another very popular theme is architecture. Sometimes it mirrors the home to which it belongs, and sometimes it doesn't. We're always tickled to find a homemade mailbox, and especially like those that look like they've been part of the family forever."

They point out that some their favorite mailboxes are "standouts because of how they are placed, and what surrounds them." 

 For more on this story, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM