As I travel the country, I leave a bread trail here about where I've been. I do that by taking photographs of U. S. Post Offices. I should have started this practice in 2009 since I have put about 160,000 miles on my RV since then. But hey, better late than never. And there will be gaps in my posting.Use our Washington DC day trip planning app to add Georgetown Station Post Office and other attractions to your Washington DC vacation plans.
I usually photograph only the outside of a post office (it's usually not permitted to photograph the interiors, particularly when there are people present, see the USPS regulations link below). And I don't photograph every post office I come across. Only the most interesting ones.
But I also want to support the U. S. Post Office because many conservative and corporate politicians want to privatize a government function that is specifically enumerated in the U.S. Constitution. They actively want to put the U. S. Post Office out of business so that some private company can deliver our mail at a much higher price and at a personal profit. That's wrong. (see http://www.apwu.org/news/web-news-article/secret-document-exposes-usps-privatization-planning)
Democratically elected and accountable government at all levels is completely capable of providing useful public services, divorced from the profit motive. In fact, I think USPS services should be expanded, primarily by providing community banking services, as it once did from the 1910 to 1966 (see http://www.thenation.com/article/postal-banking-worked-lets-bring-it-back/). I hope that we can turn the corporate tide to recognize that service in the public good is in the interest of the country as a whole, as the founders of our country envisioned.
If you are a traveling photographer and want to add your post office images to this collection, message me and I'll make you an editor. And if you have a great photograph of a post office, upload it in Visitor Posts.
Marshall Mayer, https://www.facebook.com/jmarshallmayer
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This is a great, historic building that I believe has been freshly restored. Worth a side trip if you're interested in old architecture or stone buildings and you're already in Georgetown. more »
This beautiful old post office is becoming a mixed use building, but will still have a small postoffice within it. Don't visit until construction is over. more »
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