New post boxes

New post boxes

Postby Jas » Sat Jul 31, 1999 4:13 pm

Has anyone seen the new post boxes - elliptical and very slim with little of no adornment.... there's one on Baggot Street.

I think they look a little odd
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Postby MG » Sun Aug 01, 1999 3:34 pm

I've seen them and think they're hideous. Perhaps some-one could post a photo so those not familiar may see them?
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Postby John Duffy » Wed Aug 04, 1999 8:31 am

Oh boy are they something else. But what about the large new rectangular ones - there's one at the top of Harcourt Street - looks like a budget "Doctor Who" aliem.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Aug 10, 1999 8:52 am

This is the postbox on Lower Baggot Street

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Postby MG » Tue Aug 10, 1999 11:42 am

I have heard from An Post that they have a policy of replacing all the old Victorian / Edwardian postboxes with these new variants. i think this is quiote sad as the new versions lack any real character. I can understand that the old ones may not suit todays needs and can see that they have tried to be sympathetic with the new designs but in the end they're just BLAND BORING DESIGNS.
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Postby kaytay » Tue Aug 10, 1999 7:09 pm

it is a shame to replace the old victorian edwardian post boxes. they have little more character than a trash can. yuck.
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Postby Jas » Wed Aug 11, 1999 1:15 pm

actually thats what it reminds me of - a large green trash can.........
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Postby JC » Sat Aug 28, 1999 12:27 pm

The big square ones for franked mail are horendous.... there's a new one at the top of Dawson Street on St Stephen's Green.
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Postby hod » Sat Oct 02, 1999 3:14 pm

Does anyone know who designed them/the old ones?
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