Monday, January 23, 2023

702 North Venice Avenue: Rob the Bot

David Aber named this mailbox Rob the Bot (as in RoBot, not the kind of bot you're forced to deal with online):
How can you tell that it's a male robot? He has a beard (and bad hair):
That's a zoomed-in view I made with a photo editor. David took the photo on September 9, 2022. (Thanks Dave!)

Monday, January 16, 2023

4563 East 10th Street: Box guarded by a griffin

As Wikipedia says, "Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions." Although this box may have a factory-produced design (I couldn't find any in an online search), and we don't usually show mailboxes that aren't handmade, having a griffin watching your mail seems like a good idea to me!

Thanks to David Aber for the photo. He took it September 9, 2022.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Box by the border

On Saturday (January 7) I was on a road at the very southwest corner of the US — south of San Diego, just north of the border wall and a few miles from the Pacific. (Click on the "Location" below for a map.) It's a bizarre place, partly because the US side of the border is rural and the Mexican side has a freeway and Tijuana just behind it. This mailbox stood out:
It's a bit hard to tell, but the black band underneath the mailbox is a tire.