Saturday, May 4, 2013

New Britain Post Office

So many New England post offices seem to be in classical art deco buildings from the 1930s.  This is the entrance to the Post Office building in New Britain.

18 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

We don't have post offices like this one in Haninge. The question is if we have any at all!

Birdman said...

Dad pounded the pavement of the West End here for 35 years, helping Uncle Sam get the letters out.

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing angle in this picture, really wonderful and I love the eagle detail!
Happy weekend,
hugs
Léia

Kate said...

Historically, post offices, banks, and Carnegie libraries had marvelous architecture.

jennyfreckles said...

They don't make them like that any more. In fact, like Stefan says, they simply don't make them any more, over here.

Virginia said...

No wonder the price of stamps keeps climbing!
V

LOLfromPasa said...

It is a super building and your creativity makes for a really interesting photograph.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Long live the art deco style, thank goodness so much has been preserved. We have an amazing amount here in Perth also..really like it a lot. Super detail here Jack

Sylvia K said...

Great, detailed capture, Jack! Wonderful old building and I love the classical style and the detail. We don't see too much of that here in the northwest. Have a great weekend!

Sharon said...

I would call this very elegant.

Taken For Granted said...

Looks like a building mostly influenced by the ancient Greeks. Fine looking eagle carving.

RedPat said...

I love the style of the building and I love your shot, Jack!

William Kendall said...

Incredible attention to detail.

My dad was also a letter carrier, the bulk of his working life, up to retirement.

Randy said...

What wonderful details.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Well done, nice details. The eagle is a very recurrent motif.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful detail, very elegant, we don't have such post officies here...
Love the eagle.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet stamps cost 1, 2 or 3 cents each back then. I wonder where the government found the money to build these beautiful buildings. Just wondering, Jack. I don't need an answer. :))

JM said...

Definitely gorgeous and I like the way you composed the photo.