#329: Queen Anne, W Newell St at 10th Ave W

329) Here’s a pro tip — never let a mailbox take control of the situation and art-direct your photo shoot. I started off standing next to this Queen Anne box, but then made the mistake of taking its advice. “Hey, you know what would be good? If you were on the other side of the street. Yeah, like that. Now, stand at the top of the stairs. That’s great! Try taking a step down. Now another. Another. One more.”

Stupid mailbox.

#283: Queen Anne, Elliott Ave W at 2nd Ave W

283) Obviously I have a soft spot for mailboxes, but I’m more than willing to admit that some of them are a bit full of themselves. Take this guy, for example. He resides on the northwest edge of downtown, along one of the main arterials. This positioning has kind of gone to his head, as he refers to himself as “The Gatekeeper” and feels that he is somehow in a position of authority over all who enter downtown from the north. You’ll notice that I’m standing north of the box. Yeah, he didn’t let me pass.

Queen Anne, W Roy St at 1st Ave W

216) Night Out Series (1 of 4). We visited the Queen Anne neighborhood to attend a play at On the Boards and found ourselves with some time to kill before the performance. Naturally, I took this as an opportunity to grab some mailboxes, so settle in! We’re going on a mini-adventure! First up is this box directly across the street from the venue! What a cultured box it must be! Day after day it gets to hear theater-goers discuss the latest shows. This is a happy box.