July 4 - Fireworks

Mailbox Review #4:  ★★★  ★☆

Mailbox Review #4: ★★★★☆

13th & Spring, NW

I wouldn't have guessed that three of the four mailbox reviews would be done late at night. Until now, I always considered sending letters a day-time errand. Turns out these trusty mailboxes are available around the clock! And, I might even say, the one on 13th & Spring is better at night. Or, at least better on the 4th night of July. At 10:30p this mailbox was highly visible, illuminated by stoplights, streetlights, and celebratory fireworks. 

While I sent the postcard at least a dozen people walked by. It's likely this was due to the holiday, but still, the intersection had more foot traffic than I expected.

The mailbox has a lot of markings, but nothing notable – the marks weren't offensive, clever, or particularly beautiful. Notable to me, that is. I imagine each of these tags mean something, I just don't know what.

Overall: four stars on the fourth of July.  Well-lit, accessible... and it's hard to not be patriotic when that reflective USPS sound barrier-breaking eagle is illuminated by fireworks. 

Posted on July 5, 2016 .