Wednesday, July 24, 2013

2906 East Lisbon Place (our 200th "post")

As I rode my bike around Tucson's (mostly) side streets back in 2012, looking for art on the walls of homes and businesses, I kept spotting creative mailboxes along the street. I started to think about posting some mural art along with a special mailbox.

But (of course) a mailbox isn't even close to flat! That gave me the idea for the blog you're seeing here: Tucson Mailbox Art. It didn't take long to hunt through the photos I'd taken of mailboxes in the past year or two and start this blog. The first entry, dated 12/12/12, showed a mailbox I'd snapped two days before.

I started taking photos of every “interesting” mailbox I found. (And, as time went by, I saw some mailboxes over and over again. Those went onto the new blog page boring mailboxes.)

Today — almost eight months later — we're at the two hundredth mailbox... as well as the 200th (post) “post.” (I apologize for that artless pun. :)

Finally ... The Box!

This “croc box” was hand-painted. As the homeowner told me that day, it came to Tucson from Florida.


(By the way: If you click the Google Map link below, you'll see that this part of Lisbon Place runs north-south — even though the street sign said East Lisbon Place. Figuring out where you are on Tucson streets can be a challenge sometimes...)

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