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Mailboxes of Reeves Canyon Road

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 18 November 2008 in Landscape & Rural.

Near Willits, California

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yz from Budapest, Hungary

That's lovely, I like the wide angle you used

18 Nov 2008 8:32am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic view, I love how you took it, really charming ;)

18 Nov 2008 12:49pm

dogilicious from Millerstown, PA, United States

Nice perspective and wide angle.

18 Nov 2008 1:07pm

MontereyJohn from Salinas, California, United States

There's always one guy that has to be different :)

18 Nov 2008 2:24pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Looks like your postmen don't put themselves out by delivering door to door .

18 Nov 2008 3:32pm

@Jeff: It depends - I believe it is a matter of whether the homes are along a public or private road. Whatever the case - this would be lovely country to have a mail route.

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Funny shot, well seen.

18 Nov 2008 4:05pm

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks like the postman gets it easy, one stop one street, great shot

18 Nov 2008 5:25pm

gbe from kansas city, United States

well done - interesting look into the life of the area.

18 Nov 2008 6:51pm

Walter from Watkinsville, United States

This is a scene so often played around the south with trailer parks and farms where multiple families live on one tract of land. This is fun photo especially with the puddle right smack in the middle where the vehicle probably stops each day and then washes away the dirt when they pull away.

19 Nov 2008 1:29am

@Walter: Good anthropological analysis on this one, Walter - I am impressed. More fun is in the fact that several side roads come off the main road - and some addresses comply to the block system while others are on the county grid. Hence the boxes have a mish-mash of two, four, and five digit numbers on them - some painted - others glued or bolted.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

The wide angle on this is perfect!

19 Nov 2008 2:59am

Framed and Shot from Houston, United States

What a nice little find!
We have those big metal things, whit all the mailboxes together - might bee easier for the postmen but this is really charming!

19 Nov 2008 4:10am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

What a place for a huge puddle:-) Neat capture.

19 Nov 2008 4:39am

@sherri: I think Walter nailed the cause of that puddle. It is where the mail carrier pulls his vehicle to a stop each day - delivering to these boxes. Some days would be a bit muddy - after awhile - a dent in the dirt!

dj.tigersprout from San Bruno, CA, United States

hehe -- i love rows of mailboxes like this! i saw a good deal of this in Alaska too -- i especially like the barn!! ;)

19 Nov 2008 4:58am

paolo from castelnuovo, Italy

gorgeous find! there might be a big condominium in those bushes.

19 Nov 2008 2:17pm

@paolo: As long as vintners can enjoy an average of $3200 a ton for growing grapes as well as 12 years of tax benefits and write-offs - you'll not likely find a condominium appearing around the corner. thanks for the comment.

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Cool shot Stephen, quite a laid-back feel to the place. The trick now is to assign one neighbor to bring everybodies post up.

19 Nov 2008 10:55pm

@Observing: Things get pretty isolated up here - I'm guessing most are happy for an excuse to 'get out of the house'.

willow from Chelsea, United States

Great shot - I like that the boxes are all different. There are a lot of newer neighborhoods around that have rows and rows of identical boxes. How boring?!!!

20 Nov 2008 1:41am

@willow: Viva these symbols of character, individuality, and creativity!

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Great shot,nicely done.

20 Nov 2008 4:28pm