Custom House Walls

Custom House Walls

Adopted Post Office City or Postal Topic: 
Como Station, SAINT PAUL, MN 55108
Briefly describe why you chose this theme to represent the USPS: 
This PO image is in tune with my local Post Office's building facade of concrete. It is a true neighborhood meeting spot for residents and area businesses. Our community garden folks along with our Postal folks, Annette and Tim,have lovingly tended the huge windowless window box planters. I chose earth tones and and warm garden colors using images of walls and old letters to evoke both the aging of the many small Post Office Branches that dot our state as well as the beauty of things that endure despite the impact of elements and time. Much like Marc Antony's assessment of Cleopatra - the same can be said of our Postal Service and Offices: "Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety." I use the Como Station for my own PO Box as well as mailing; they treat me like a neighbor of their own and it is a hub of social activity.
Author: 
Gallery Submission
First Name: 
Amy
Last name: 
Unger