|Budapest is a very postal-friendly city. If you are looking for a place to mail this.....|
|...or maybe this.....you won't have to look very long long................|
|......before seeing one of these...|
And is that a great mail box or what? Just look at that little envelope on the side with the red dot!
|I only mailed four of these incredibly fun postcards (sorry guys) and they got delivered to the USA very quickly.|
Budapest puts mail boxes on post cards. Postal Point Number One.
|And they have a really great Postal Museum (Point Number two). We don't have a Postal Museum here in San Francisco. But we should.|
|This is the street we walked down to get to to the Postal Museum.....lovely, isn't it?|
|If you get to Budapest I suggest a visit. Lots of vintage Hungarian post boxes to ogle.|
|Interesting exhibits. And did you notice that wall?|
|Just in case you need to see it close up. I may need this in my studio. Anyone want to come over and stencil?|
|Delicious Hungarian stamps with postal workers and post boxes on them....|
|And some very cool mail...|
|A display of a postal workers desk from way back in the day....see all those seals on that envelope? Those are "security envelopes" and I found two at the Budapest Flea Market.|
|I want to take all these home with me me....but having a picture of them is almost as good. |
|And, if a Postal Museum isn't enough -- there is also a Stamp Museum. And it is amazing.|
|The Stamp Museum is filled with interesting displays....|
|and rows of these pull-out drawers that are filled with stamps from all over the world.|
The collection is so huge that only a portion can be displayed here in this room.
|See those things that look like small records? Those are stamps!|
|The Stamp Museum|
|Ladies room door.....Monika's idea and I think it was a really good one..|