Saturday, April 22, 2006

Any mail for me?

This is how mail delivery works in Wiesbaden. The mailmen or mailwomen wearing the Deutsche Post uniform (dark blue with yellow) have these carts for their mail. In some towns in the Rheingau I noticed that they actually drive around with a car now and also deliver the parcels and larger packages, not only mail anymore. In Wiesbaden that's still seperated.



At 11:54 AM, Blogger Sam said...

That is a cute cart!
Yellow is the postal color in France too!

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Kris said...

yellow is nice choice of colour..they 'look' cheerful!
me, always waiting for package from family back home :)

At 1:20 PM, Blogger Karine said...

Like that shot. You catched her a the perfect time. Reminds me a lot of the mailpeople in the States, don't they carry the same carts?

At 4:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

Are they the ones who bring the bills?

At 11:29 PM, Blogger Ggraph said...

In the U.S. we don't have any yellow, just the blue. In some areas they do have carts similar to this but, most mail is delivered by the mailperson from a van.

At 1:59 AM, Blogger Jill said...

There's something about this that makes it soooo great. You have a way of taking an average looking thing and making a great shot. Nice!

At 2:50 AM, Anonymous lagatta à Montréal said...

Its also the perspective. Quite a hill there, so it seems.

I love the old conservatory windows at the front of the houses. I have a lot of plants - with those I could have far more. There are houses like that in Montréal, but I get the impression that many more are like that in Wiesbaden. Have they kept that architecture at all in newer buildings? I remember a photo of a home for old people in the area with such nice conservatory windows.

At 3:11 AM, Anonymous sebastian said...

great picture! good how you freeze this workday situation!

At 6:18 AM, Blogger grainofsand said...

The yellow is bright and colorful. It's interesting to know such details though.

At 7:58 AM, Anonymous Ynnette said...

Ich fand deinen Blog vor ein paar Wochen und lese nun regelmäißg fasziniert mit. Es macht riesigen Spaß, die eigene Stadt so schön gezeigt und erklärt zu bekommen. Vielleicht kann ich dir auch ein mal was erklären von "unserer" Stadt, da ich hier geboren wurde. Herzliche grüße
(oder wäre es besser, wenn ich auf Englisch schreibe?)

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Sidney said...

She looks a bit confused. I guess it is not an easy job !

At 12:06 PM, Blogger Nicola said...

Thank you all for your comments! Always appreciated :).

fotoaddict - hope you get lots of mail from back home! :)

karine - yes, I think they have the same style.

bob - yes, unfortunately. But they also bring the postcards from friends, loveletters, and other good news. :)

ggraph - that sounds similar to here then. Thanks for sharing!

jill - Thank you very much!

lagatta - I'm afraid most of the new houses don't have that style anymore. Nowadays they try to use space as efficient as possible in appartment buildings. Too bad.

sebastian - thank you!

grainofsand - whenever you're in Germany just look for that yellow - that's how you'll find the mailboxes.

ynnette - Vielen Dank für Deine Besuche! Freue mich, dass es Dir hier gefällt!! Bin immer dankbar für Feedback und Anregungen - also raus damit :).

sidney - oh, I think she was just making sure that she got the right packages to deliver and I caught her in that moment. :)

At 9:15 PM, Blogger Anna said...

I love this picture which give us a view of the common life

At 7:16 AM, Blogger ndiginiz said...

Tena koe ehoa
Its an informative image and prologue that gives me insight into the normal day activities of people/workers in Wiesbaden. Love the street incline.
Not too dissimilar from the postal service in Aotearoa. It is readily acceptable for posties to use a low "cc" rated motorbike or scooter, a part from that most city deliveries are done by bicycle.
In the rural areas such as where I am the posties are contracted to provide the service, most use a delivery van as their transport of choice.

At 7:54 AM, Blogger zbjernak said...

here in malaysia they come on motorcycles...
cute and nice...
must be very tiring to walk all around


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