Thursday, May 16, 2013

May Photo A Day : Day 16 : Mailbox


Mails delivered at home hold a special place in my heart. There is some old-world charm to it, it reminds you of an era gone by. And in those days, I loved going to the post offices to get the stamps, for book-post etc. I quite enjoyed the whole process (Yeah! I am a sucker for all things old-world!). The post-office near my place is a really old 2 rooms settlement with dim dim lighting and some aunties and uncles behind the counters busy in their world. Really! But I love it. It has that laid-back feeling to it, like the time has stopped here. And it still is the same!

The post office in this picture is however is way up in the hills of Jammu & Kashmir, Vaishno Devi Bhawan complex to be precise. It was a quaint little place situated at one of the turns in the complex. It was so nice to read the India Post board. Sadly, it had closed down for the day by the time we reached there. 

Cute. Isn't it?

14 comments:

  1. Oh yes, the world inside a post office is still so old, slow and sluggish. Though computers have made an entry but those who operate them have still not adapted themselves to the newer machines. When we were in Jammu, I used to visit a post office every month to deposit in an RD for our landlady... I always had this urge to update the entry on my own on the computer! :)

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  2. awesome
    a post office that too in Jammu !
    Naina U wont believe if I say I got drowned in the sea of nostalgia today. If u read my post u will know. Like u I too like these old old things , old memories !
    Letters are bygone things now but the old preserved ones always give me high!
    Have a good day :)

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  3. I know-old world charm. I love 'letters' too :)

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  4. our postal services leaves much to me desired. at times we don't get mail for yp to 2 days and when it does arrive it can be as late as 5pm.

    Yvonne,

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  5. Even though the post office today is computerized, the pace is very slow. They did a better job manually.

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  6. I like how u wen to jammu n clicked the post ofice there!

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  8. I have been to just one post office in India, while in college, to buy stamps and stuff. "Uncles and aunties busy in their worlds" ... this I remember very well! :)

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  9. Lovely lovely post. I love most things old-school.

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  10. Oh! You got the entire post office for today's prompt! :P

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  11. wow! That's a unique pic indeed!

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  12. I still use snail mail. I find it more personal than the internet. Loved your post.

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  13. I love the logo for the Indian post. It is so inspiring.

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  14. I too enjoyed going to the post office to buy stamps and inland letters. I love sending cards by post, but now it is all ecards and emails :( My daughter sent me a lovely ecard for mother's day but I can't hold it in my hands.
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