A PHOTO of three mailboxes has shaped the perception of what they look like from below.
Many wrote online that they are amazed to see what the red postal pillars really look like and how they are fixed in the ground.
A picture of three mailboxes was shared, showing long black pillars securing them to the concrete floor.
They were temporarily moved to a household’s property in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, to make way for major building work.
Mark Hargreaves, who first shared the picture earlier this month, wrote: “Top notch if you ask me.
“I’ve never really thought about it, I wonder how many people have thought about how to attach mailboxes to the floor.”
One woman then shared the picture in a now-viral tweet, writing, “Today is the day I learned they’re not just hanging on the ground!”
Thousands commented, with one writing: “What the heck?!”
Another added: “It’s like seeing a teacher outside of school.”
A third called it “mailbox magic,” while a fourth joked, “That’s why I have trust issues.”
Red postboxes have been the focus of British communities for almost 165 years.
We told in March how amazed Brits were when they learned what the inside looked like.
A postman uploaded a photo showing a metal cage containing everyone’s mail.
They wrote: “Open box, place bag under chute, then empty. Change tab to next day and voila.
“Please do not jam large packages as it will block them.”
One person replied, “Interesting to learn more about the post.”
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