Have you ever seen a "poetic postbox"?
Hidden in one of our local parks is a metal sculpture designed by artist Alicia Framis. It's called "Cartas al Cielo." Cielo is Spanish for 'sky' or "heaven."
The sphere serves "as a vessel of communication with those who have no earthbound address." Visitors are invited to slip letters into the sculpture through a thin slot on its side and commune with ethereal correspondents.
It seems appropriate, viewing such a mystical object, to use an obscure vintage film camera to take its picture (1957 Kodak Brownie Starmite II). Here are the results.
An interesting post Ally and quite good results with the vintage film camera. Did you slip in a letter?ReplyDelete
I didn't have one this time but, going back, I definitely will!Delete
How lovely, Ally! It reminds me of a similar sphere in our local sculpture park, although ours is lacking a letter box! Great idea to use a vintage Kodak Brownie to capture it on camera! xxxReplyDelete
What an amazing object! I just want to touch it! I wonder if they empty it out periodically?ReplyDelete
I was wondering that same thing myself. Someone from the Univeral Postal Service drops down from his spaceship. :)Delete
Magical and a bit scifi all in one go. Jealous of the orb holding all those secret letters.ReplyDelete
This is a really gorgeous photo- and this magical sphere is out of this world!ReplyDelete
Le Stylo Rouge
I LOVE how the surrounding nature reflects off it but in that ethereal silver it adds a whole other level of beauty.ReplyDelete
Karen @For What It's Worth
Yup! My reaction as well.Delete
What a creative, inspiring idea. We need more places where one can place letters that will never be sent. Sometimes penning that type can be one of the most cathartic things a person can ever do for themselves.ReplyDelete
Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life
True. I learn from myself when I write letters.Delete
The aliens have landed!!! I think that's a really cool idea and actually might be nice for someone who has lost and is grieving for a lost one to have somewhere they could tangibly post a letter from. Who knows, the letter could reach them?ReplyDelete
Great ethereal photo!
I had the same thought -- and plan to use the orb to communicate with my lost loved ones.Delete