Sunday, April 01, 2007

A mailbox at the ...


... Vatican! Now who saw this one coming? I knew that taking a photo of this Vatican post box while in Rome will come in handy one day.

Some interesting trivia: the Vatican sells Vatican stamps 'Citta del Vaticano', blessed by the Pope (!) and the only ones allowed in this Vatican mailbox. It also seems that the Vatican post is a lot faster than the Italian one, so Italians have been posting their mail from post boxes as above. Only hic-up in all this? The post boxes can only be found within the Vatican...

You've got mail around the world:
London (UK) -Grenoble (France) -Rotterdam (Netherlands) -Greenville SC (USA) -Hyde (UK) -Villigen (Switzerland) -Albuquerque NM (USA) -Mazatlan (Mexico) -Montréal (Canada) -Stayton OR (USA) -Shanghai (China) -Jing -Arradon (France) -Sequim WA (USA) -Newcastle upon Tyne (England) -Seattle WA (USA) -Kim -Bastia (Corse) -Minneapolis MN (USA) -Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) -Joplin MO (USA) -Sharon, CT (USA) -Cottage Grove MN [USA] -Houston, TX (USA) -Candice & Megan -Singapore - by Keropokman. -Guelph, ON (Canada) -Menton (France) -Monte Carlo, Monaco -Naples, FL (USA) -Kyoto (Japan) -Tokyo (Japan) -Aliso Viejo, CA (USA) -Cape Town (South Africa) -Jakarta (Indonesia) -Kitakami (Japan) -Tel Aviv (Israel) -Vantaa(Finland) -Guadalajara (Mexico) -Auckland (New Zealand) -Nelson (New Zealand) -Tuzla (B&H) -Brussels (Belgium) -Anderson, SC (USA) -Lubbock, TX (USA) -John, Melbourne, (Australia) -Stavanger (Norway) -Tenerife (Spain) -Stockholm (Sweden) -Boston, MA (USA) -Not Strictly Seattle, Susan -New York City, (USA), Ming the Merciless -Paris [Eric], (France) -Ampang (Selangor) -Sydney (Nathalie) Australia -ailea , HI (USA) -Manila (Philippines) -Sydney (Sally) Australia -Cork (Ireland) -Saarbrücken (Germany) -Saint Paul MN (USA) by Carol -San Diego, CA (USA) -Mexico [POLY], (Mexico) -Budapest (Hungary) -Singapore (Singapore by Zannnie) -Madrid [Dsole] (Spain) -Nottingham (England) -

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14 comments:

Gerald England said...

did you see his Holiness while you were there?

Kuanyin said...

Good story to go with the mailbox!

Ham said...

Holy Cow, what a Post. Or, should that be, Holy Post, what a Cow.... ah well....

alice said...

Nothing free, even when you want to send a letter to heaven...

Jazzy said...

holy mail box.

edwin s said...

Holy mailbox indeed! It also looks like
1) a parking meter
2) a gas meter

Absolutely wonderful.

Ben said...

Good commentary on the post. I like shot too.

isabella said...

Bless you child for this lovely post!

denton said...

While at the Vatican several years back my wife and I purchased a rosary as a gift for my Mother-in-law. Our plan was to have it blessed by the pope during his open mass. The store clerk offered to gift wrap the purchase and given I was not raised catholic I objected. My wife told the clerk to proceed and then explained to me that blessing penetrate gift wrapping.

Dsole said...

what a story!

Chris & Deb said...

Your box is most certainly the holiest box on the tour today!

Sally said...

One of those great travellers' pieces of wisdome - send your postcards from the Vatican! [The PO used to be a portacabin in St Peter's Square - is that still there?)

Tomate Farcie said...

For sure, that is the holiest box!! And you had me going for a while because I could'nt figure out what a Vatican mailbox was doing in Belgium. Duh. :)

Great story, Denton!

Gail's Man said...

I like the little scarf the postbox is wearing.