330) Oh, Northgate Post Office snorkel box, I can’t believe it took this long for me to get to you. Maybe it’s because you’re stuck in one of the most awkward parking lots in the city. Maybe it’s because I’m up near you so often that I kept thinking “I’ll get that one next time.” Maybe I’m still sore from that time a postal employee inside yelled at me for setting a prepaid package in the wrong spot. But I’m here for you today, Northgate Post Office snorkel box, I’m here for you today.
194) A box of opportunity! A box of opportunity! I was casually enjoying a burrito at the Taco Del Mar in this tiny shopping center when I remembered that I had a letter with me that needed a-mailing. And then I remembered that there was allegedly a mailbox across the parking lot, in front of TJ Maxx. Well, as you can see, all these things came together in a splendid moment when I was able to post my letter and get the picture… all after finishing my delicious burrito, of course.
144) It’s another Box of Opportunity! I’m standing in front of my dentist’s office, a place I’ve been visiting diligently every six months for many, many years. But did I ever notice the mailbox positioned proudly right out front? Nope, not until this morning, that is! It’s good to know that I can just save up all my mailing for six months and take care of it when I come in for my check-ups.
116) This is one sneaky mailbox. Why, you ask? Because it did not appear on any of my so-called official lists of Seattle mailboxes and I would have totally missed it had I not caught a glimpse of it while cruising up Lake City Way one afternoon. Even now, you can see how shifty it is by the way it hides in the shadows. Nice try, box… but I got you.
77) Check out this fantastic Lake City box. It’s a massive double-wide snorkel model, and it even has a dedicated pull-out area next to the road to make for easy mailing. Scenes like this tell me that the area has probably changed quite a bit in the decades since this box was installed. There must have once been a time when this degree of mailing capacity and convenience was warranted in this location, but now, it seems like a bit of overkill. If you would like to assess this for yourself, please head up to NE 120th Street at 31st Ave NE.
35) WOULD YOU LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS THING!! Not only is the box itself enormous, it is an ultra-rare double-snorkler, enabling the fine people of Lake City to mail massive amounts of items in a tidy, orderly fashion. It’s just so big, and you can see it for yourself at the post office on NE 127th St, right off of Lake City Way.
15) For obvious reasons, I didn’t have much time to get this photo. If you have some mailing to do and no time to waste, I might suggest using this box located at Fred Meyer on Lake City Way NE at NE 130th Street.
1) I’m starting by hitting the Four Corners of Seattle. This box, at NE 140th and Lake City Way NE is the northeastern mailbox within the city limits. If I look sad in the image, it’s a reflection of the hard, disrespected life this box has lived.