Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Montpelier, VT post office

Montpelier, VT post office

Here's the post office in Montpelier, Vermont. I recently sent PostMuse a postcard from here, for her Orphaned Postcard Project.

It's kind of a boring photo, I know, but I find post offices a little thrilling, so I wanted to share.

Montpelier, VT post office

Here's a closer view, where maybe you can even read the writing on the wall.

9 comments:

  1. I read your post and went to the site to sign up. I have been to a boatload or weird places so hopefully I'll get them to send back. Thank you for your letter. I'll have one back shortly!

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  2. That reminds me so much of the post office in Greenville, S.C., from when I used to live there. A huge building from another time it seems. They've shut down the building in Greenville now, I think and replaced it with a smaller building. That one in Greenville had that 1970s government building feel to it and was a multi-story building like this one with those gun port style windows as well. No nice stone work on te one in SC, though.

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  3. I love postcards like this. I am so amazed on what people have thought worth of showing as a postcard.

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  4. Okay the missive maven has gone over the edge LOL !! Nah , just kidding you know we love you .

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  5. Hanna - it's not a postcard, actually. I sent a postcard at this post office, but the image on the postcard I sent was something different (though it was of the Vermont Capitol building, which was just down the block). I just took a photo of the post office because I felt like it.

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  6. Have you ever noticed post offices have a very distinct smell? Every post office I've been in seems to have the same smell. It must be all the paper wafting through the air.

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  7. "...but I find post offices a little thrilling..."

    Ah, I do, too. It wasn't a boring picture at all.

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  8. I get a kick out of everyday pictures like this. I think most people take the postal service for granted. It will be a sad, sad day if/when they cut back on services and close the little itty bitty post offices throughout the country. Cool blog.

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  9. Montpelier, in vermont huh. Hella lot better than the ones in Bennington. Its a crap hole my husband doesn't like his home town period. Maybe i should get pics for you of the post office around here.

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