Thursday, October 15, 2015

Metalworks

east of Thermopiles, WY
September 2015
My sister and brother-in-law visited recently, and we drove to Thermopolis to meet their son and daughter-in-law for dinner. We arrived early, and after checking some stores downtown, we went for a short drive east of the State Park. This unique mailbox was spotted at a fork in the road.

Rusted, old vehicles used as riprap in a ravine
Thermopolis, WY
Riprap is usually not so noticeable, but this site was obviously quite old and was, in a strange way, almost beautiful.

10 comments:

  1. That is an unusual mailbox! I'd almost be scared to look inside.

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  2. Guess that mailbox reminds the postal worker to NOT leave any bills! LOL

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  3. The metalwork is very cool, but how much do I love there is a place called Thermopolis, WY?

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  4. Oh dear the wild wild west mailbox

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  5. I can honestly say I've never seen a mailbox like that one or cars used to slow erosion. Great finds!

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  6. Cool Mailbox! Did you enjoy the hot springs? We camped on the west side of the road one time at a campground...trucks all night long:(

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  7. I learned something new today. I've never heard of riprap, but now I know what it is. And, I've been to Thermopolis! Neat town!

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  8. Interesting mailbox. I doubt anyone could knock that one over.

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  9. Very interesting mailbox! I too learned something I had no idea what Riprap was.

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