This type of container is rapidly becoming obsolete. Canada Post keeps cutting rural delivery routes and moving folks into communal arrays of boxes for 20 to 100’s of customers. Their argument is that stopping at the side of the road to deliver mail is dangerous, but that’s only a small part of the equation, with cost and a decline in the volume of mail being more significant factors.
The first photo has a second box hanging below it for The Guardian, PEI’s major newspaper, whose motto is “Covers the Island like the dew.”
In early April I was desperate for something to photograph. Flowers weren’t out yet, the landscape was scruffy and I wasn’t near a source of street photography. These mailboxes are a different type of street photography: from the Trans Canada Highway and the Scentia Road (a side road off the TCH in Vernon Bridge) and each one is different.