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Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 7 July 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

On a road less travelled, I am in Mongarlowe - a village with a population of fifty. I spoke to this local resident who told me she had been to the nearby town of Braidwood to collect the newspaper for a friend. Here, she delivers the paper to one of the roadside mailboxes. These home-made mailboxes are a common sight along country roads.

NIKON D5000 1/160 second F/9.0 ISO 100 11 mm

Toscana from Baden, France

Très sympathique cette récupération de bidons pour faire des boites aux lettres :-)). Un instantané de vie comme je les aime.
Bonne journée, amitiés, Catherine.

7 Jul 2014 6:19am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

So many of them together, is this usual

7 Jul 2014 6:35am

@Doug: Yes - that is the usual setup. Saves the postie a lot of work. This spot is at a crossroads so good central point. These hand-made mailboxes are very basic but travelling around you would see some very quirky and eccentric mail boxes!

gerard1948 from Spain

Excellent scene of life and superb composition, framing and colors are superb. Very clever system of mailboxes, no delinquency problems far from the villages?
Have a good week.

7 Jul 2014 7:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a fascinating arrangement . . as others are saying, it would not work in most other countries - including mine for sure !

7 Jul 2014 8:06am

Focales from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

J'adore ces boîtes aux lettres originales

7 Jul 2014 9:47am

Devi from Chennai, India

That's a fascinating image and info. may it would work for jst 50!!!! I am curious to see some of those " quirky and eccentric mail boxes".

7 Jul 2014 11:43am

@Devi: Thanks, Devi. Here is a link to some interesting roadside mailboxes! https://www.flickr.com/photos/44205853@N03/8133393301

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

nice doc shot :)

7 Jul 2014 11:47am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Génila ..... beau recyclage !... )

7 Jul 2014 11:54am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

hum ... Génial ..... excuses moi.)

7 Jul 2014 11:55am

Captain Guildive Ajoupa from Saint Nazaire Loire Atlantique Pays de l, France

Elles sont amusantes ces boîtes à lettres.

7 Jul 2014 12:03pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Todas diferentes pero todas sirven para lo mismo. Me gusta la variación de buzones! Best regards, Adela

7 Jul 2014 12:19pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb !! I like these mailboxes !

7 Jul 2014 1:28pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It might work here in the USA as you can tell from my next door neighbor's mailbox. A fascinating image of these creative mailboxes.

7 Jul 2014 5:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those have to be the sturdiest individual mailboxes I've ever seen. A wonderful photo on this clear beautiful day.

7 Jul 2014 8:20pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love those mailboxes! They make a fabulous image! I cannot imagine living in such a small town but you probably know all of your neighbors which is nice! A lovely portrait!

7 Jul 2014 10:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great street documentary with a beaming smile!! I love the individuality of the mailboxes in comparison to the standardized US mailboxes.

8 Jul 2014 1:25am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Des boites aux lettres conçues avec de drôle de formes pour un Français...
Belles couleurs et belle lumière.

8 Jul 2014 2:57am

Langevine from Angers, France


8 Jul 2014 11:58am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great street shot. Nice arrangement for a very small village of 50. Lovely. :)

9 Jul 2014 2:33pm

1/160 second
ISO 100
11 mm