Saturday, 18 September 2010
Figures and letters
Carmi's Thematic Challenge this week is "figures and Letters".
This old postbox, dates from Victoria's reign, and the VR symbol can still be seen. Eire didn't become a Republic until 1937, after bitter wars between the UK and Irish Republicanists.
It would initially have been red, as were all UK postboxes, but I am sure it was joyfully painted this lovely green as soon as Eire came into being.
The photo was taken in Cobh, in County Cork, on one of the places we actually landed on our cruise. It is a lovely little town, built into the side of a cliff (or so it seemed!), very hilly, but quite beautiful, as all the houses are painted different, soft, colours.