Tuesday, January 27, 2015

4020 East 26th Street

This black car with flames coming out of the hood is headed uphill at an angle such that the letter carrier only has to open the grille and drop the mail in:

I roared by (on my bicycle :) Christmas Day.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

4523 North Soldier Trail

Two views of a mailbox inside of a large gray stuccoed post painted with nature scenes:

I drove by on November 9th.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

11745 East Summer Trail

This unique fish-shaped box with a rusty iron finish was made by custom metalworker Solaz:

Their website is solaz.biz, and the site shows more mailboxes. I took the photo on November 9th.

Update (April 16, 2015): The artist, Emily Mann, wrote (on another blog entry; I've moved it here): “Hi. Thanks for coming by during Open Studio Tours. I've just installed a new mailbox in Shadow hills with a Tree of Life theme, embellished rusted steel with brushed clean steel and decorative post. --it's welded on and concreted in quite securely! I've just added it to my webpage, solaz.biz and would invite you to go check it out for real.”

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

3130 North Soldier Trail

It's 2015 and I'm back on my bicycle hunting for mailboxes:

That rusted bike between the posts of a mailbox isn't actually mine, of course; it's missing the seat, handlebars and tires. I drove by (in a car) on November 9th, along the route of the 2014 fall Artists Open Studios tour in far northeast Tucson.