Monday, January 31, 2022

A mailbox full of inspiration

After last week's “A mailbox full of poems,” here's another mailbox with messages of inspiration / mensajes de inspiración in Tucson's Barrio Libre neighborhood. Open it to find a stack of messages, as well as a pad and pencil to write your own. This video was posted January 24 on Instagram by @wagon_burner_arts. (If you don't have an account, you can probably click there to see some of their work as long as you don't click on any.)

Monday, January 24, 2022

A mailbox full of poems

Treat Avenue runs north-south through central Tucson, but it becomes a sidewalk as it crosses the Broadmoor-Broadway Village neighborhood. It's a nice place to walk; there are benches along its length. Half a block north of Arroyo Chico is a poetry mailbox: Pick up a poem, leave a poem, or write a poem while you sit on the bench:
It's organized by Urban Poetry Pollinators, @urbanpoetrypollinators on Instagram. (If you don't have an account, I think you can click/tap on that link and scroll a bit.)

As far as I know, the mailbox doesn't have a street address. Below is a Google Map showing it:

Here's a link to that map: You can also ask your GPS for 32.217229417796304, -110.93086206093965. I was there on January 13th.

Monday, January 17, 2022

3044 North Flanwill Boulevard: This mailbox does not overheat

On January 4th — which, the National Weather Service reports, had a high temperature of 70 degrees — David Aber spotted this mailbox topped by a spinning Roof Turbine Vent:
The base has 46 tiles and the door is made of Aluminum Diamond Tread Plate. The mailbox faces west. The first photo is a view of the north and west side. The second is the south and east side. The Roof Turbine Vent on top is in turn topped by a decorative piece:
As usual, I'm amazed by another unbelievable mailbox that he found somehow. (Dave tells me that he spends a lot of time relaxing at home. I'm not so sure. :)

Monday, January 10, 2022

5742 East Helen Street: A critter in paradise

December 8th, 2021, while I was waiting for my lunch at the nearby Salad & Go location, I decided to cruise the neighborhood nearby to see if I could find any interesting mailboxes. I did:

Monday, January 3, 2022

232 East Limberlost Drive: Ten years of mailboxes

Happy 2022! On December 12, 2012, I posted the first mailbox in this blog in What's a mailbox?. Let's get started on another year of boxes.

One of the things I like about artistic mailboxes is that you never know what combinations they'll have. In this case, the house numbers have a desert landscape inside and there's a woodpecker trying to get bugs out of the steel post:

I found this box on December 11, 2021 (ten years after the first mailbox). I'd just left the Stone Curves mural repainting around the corner.