269) There’s really nothing more that needs to be said about this photo.
266) There is so much to be seen in this photo. The King Street Station, not one, but two massive sports stadiums, an olde timey three-ball street lamp, and the only mailbox to take home three medals from the summer Olympics (for diving). I’ll let you figure out which is which.
239) Hello, and welcome to my “Limited Tour of Pioneer Square Mailboxes.” Our tour begins with this fine double-wide box located at the heart of Pioneer Square, First and Yesler. And this concludes our tour. I hope you enjoyed “Limited Tour of Pioneer Square Mailboxes,” and please leave us a five-star review on Yelp.
212) You’ve probably noticed by now that I identify quite a few mailboxes as being sad. Well, add this one to the list. Positioned directly under the Columbia Street onramp, this box knows that its days of watching merry travelers jump onto 99 are numbered. In a few years, the viaduct, and this ramp itself, will be but a memory, leaving the box with an uncertain future as the waterfront begins its shaky transformation. Sad, sad box.
208) Another first! All my data told me this box was supposed to be one block south from this location… yet here it is. Not only that, evidence suggests that it was installed at this spot relatively recently (note the white discoloration on the sidewalk around its feet). I have never — NEVER! — found a box that had been moved. If anything, they are quietly “disappeared,” never to be seen again. This box obviously has some friends in pretty high places.
195 and 196) It’s a 2-for-1 special! You know, I’ve been at this project for about six months and I still get surprised by some things. Downtown certainly has the highest concentration of mailboxes of anywhere in the city; there are some stretches that have a string of them spaced a block apart. But this just might be the closest I’ve found two boxes… they are across the street from each other, separated by about half a block. Why does this block get two boxes and the ferry terminal gets zero? Call the city council and demand answers.
193) I really, really, REALLY want to get to the top of that building. This well-meaning mailbox claimed he could get me there. He told me that all I had to do was “hang on and believe!” Well, I grabbed on, wished with all my might, and four hours later was told to move along by a security guard.
171) As I have freely admitted in the past, I can get distracted. I was supposed to be posing majestically with this fine mailbox, but this evil business kept grabbing my attention with promises of delicious treats.
126) Is it illegal to climb on top of mailboxes? If so, is it doubly illegal to simultaneously climb on a mailbox and a relay box? If so, is it triply illegal to strike a smug, triumphant pose while doing so? I’m guessing the answer to all of these is a resounding YES, because it was surprisingly easy to get up there and if it were legal… well… I think we’d see a lot more people doing it.
66) I’m really not sure why I look so smug in this picture. Yes, it’s a nice sunny day as I’m strolling through Pioneer Square, but that certainly doesn’t justify such smugness. Could you do me a favor? Could you pop on down to S Jackson Street at Occidental Ave S and see if you’re overcome by smugness as well? You know, for science.