Photo of the Day (01.03.11)

I love that people still send postcards. With email, Facebook, Skype, texting and every other form of communication making the world smaller, good old-fashioned letter writing has been replaced by instantaneous shorthand gibberish. It’s nice to know that, know matter where you are or how remote your location, that, if you slap some postage on a piece of paper, it will eventually arrive at its destination to bring a smile to its recipient.

That’s why I was so pleased when I saw Flickr user stefantrego’s photo of a mail boat in Old Forge, New York. It’s reassuring to know that the mail will make it across bodies of water…at least once the snow melts.

Taken any photos of mail carriers during your travels? Or maybe just some fantastic pictures of the people, places and things you’ve encountered along the way? Why not add them to our Gadling group on Flickr? We might just pick one of yours as our Photo of the Day.