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.

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7 comments:

Diane said...

Ivee never seen a green letterbox - although I have seen yellow ones. I bet those houses looked really pretty. xxxx

Marja said...

Love the green letterbox Gilly It goes well with the nice blue wall
Must be a nice place to go

Twain12 said...

i love it...great history

KathyA said...

I imagine the houses are the soft colors like the blue in your photo? Any other photos of this stop?

kenju said...

I much prefer the green ones to red or yellow!!

janie said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stop in Cobh, I actually grew up a mile from the town, and yes it is seriously hilly and school was at the very highest point, or so it seemed as I peddled franticaly late as usual:)

Hollace said...

Love the mailbox and the history and your photo. How convenient that you had it for the theme!