The 'Magic' Postbox At Kilkerran Road, Campbeltown
The Coffee Break Sketching Challenge - draw anything you like, but the sketching stops when the coffee break ends.
This postbox, which is actually built into a wall, is situated in Kilkerran Road, Campbeltown, Scotland.
It's extremely weathered now, having been there since the days of the Queen's grandfather, George V, hence the 'cypher' with the G and R (George Rex) on either side of the crown.
This postbox always fascinated me as a wee boy. I had never seen a 'wall box' - to me it looked like a magical doorway to another world. That, if you could find the key, you could open the door, and climb away inside!
As an adult, I realise that the magical world is actually surrounding it, as it's placed on the road down to Davaar Island, along the Learside as the locals call it, and on a summer's night must rank amongst the most picturesque places in Scotland.
If you ever visit Campbeltown, have a wee look out for it. If you buy one of the locals a dram of Springbank whisky, they might even advise you where to find the key, and you can have a wee 'keek' inside for yourself!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.