I’m gonna move up to the country,
Paint my mailbox blue.
I’m gonna put some flowers on it, baby,
Trailing vines and dew.
I think it’s brilliant how, in this song, Taj Mahal used decorating the mailbox to represent choosing a laid back life with time to indulge in beauty and quirkiness.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
Per Denontie Segrete, “For Secret Denunciations.” This frightening mail slot at the Doges Palace in Venice, Italy allowed citizens to anonymously report their neighbors’ alleged misdeeds to the authorities. I bet Joseph McCarthy wished he’d thought of that.