Over a year ago Madoqua of “Have you ever” blog started a challenge to find unusual mailboxes from around the world. A number of people have found some quite amazing samples and posted them on Madoqua’s blog. Click here to see them.
Now like all challenges they open your eyes to different subjects and ever since Madoqua started this challenge I have watched for unusual mailboxes, without much success. Then suddenly this week I have found a whole clutch of them in the Huonville area, south-west of Hobart in Tasmania, around a small village called Cygnet.
Some areas seem to attract and foster artistic people. Small galleries display their art and craft work, gardens burst with colour, hanging baskets delight the eye and houses are spick and span. It was in one such area that I spotted these mailboxes.
These boxes are not very artistic but I thought they may take a place in the quest for their complete lack of conformity, every one is a different shape, colour and size and they are all leaning every which way…
This next one I found along the Tasman Peninsular on the way to Port Arthur Penal Colony. A very clever way to promote his business.
Finally this red post box is the last of the original post boxes that used to be all around the country. It is in central Hobart.