Now that the latest annual Flotilla is another
we can get back to more mundane topics
like the mail delivery service in Jerusalem, Israel,
which has been a topic of discussion lately.
Some sleek autopost marts are around,
but for awhile this was the Jerusalem post office.
I have been collecting photos of
Jerusalem letter carriers for years.
The only way to spot them is the navy bag over their shoulder.
Some carriers are young,
some are losing their hair,
while others have dreadlocks.
This woman wore a long skirt.
Red tee shirts were the thing for a bit,
and then there are the baggy shorts.
There used to be more trucks and postmen around,
but in May, local letter boxes were sealed.
Delivery of the mail has slowed down.
But just yesterday I spotted
these signs of activity
on two old post boxes.
Amazing, now if you want to mail a letter,
go to the Montefiore Windmill in Yemin Moshe.
Look for these newly active post offices
from the British Mandate period.
How is that for the ultimate in recycling
from the start-up nation?