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Thursday, June 15, 2006
  American mailbox

Does anywhere else in the world have mailboxes like these? They seem so iconic it might be fun to photograph a whole series of them. Not all homes have these mailboxes however. Quite a few have boxes with lids attached to wall beside the front door, although the letterbox in the door they have in Europe seems unknown here. But traditional mailboxes on sticks certainly make the mailman's life easier; he can drive along the street and fill them up without ever leaving his van.
Here in Tenerife, (politically Europe, even if it isn't geographically), it is normal to have a box on a wall beside the front door or at least somewhere outside the house. There are no letter boxes in the door, like I knew in the UK. But I think you are right that this type of box exists nowhere else. I had never seen one until I saw the graphic version representing email online.
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