the post person

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 14 October 2019 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

you used to be able to say mailman, but times have changed

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yoshimiparis from France

I was wondering initially if it was not a trompe l'oeil painting
the framing of your shot is perfect, with the gesture of the young person who drops the mail

14 Oct 2019 5:07am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

In France, postmen no longer have much work as in the past and they are beginning to be assigned to other tasks such as helping people. Email and internet have changed a lot for them

14 Oct 2019 5:12am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

She is important person.

14 Oct 2019 5:30am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Makes a strong 'still' in what was once a busy life . . like a resistance to change.

14 Oct 2019 5:47am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Chez moi, elles circulent sur un vélo

14 Oct 2019 6:54am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Good news in this old house !!!!

14 Oct 2019 8:13am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Good daily shot.

14 Oct 2019 9:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Thanks. I learned the word.
A mailman would have visited this house when this it was new.

14 Oct 2019 9:20am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

At the right place at the right time

14 Oct 2019 10:42am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

The house is very special and with the post"person" it is superb !

14 Oct 2019 11:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

This is where masculine and feminine in language comes in to its own. Il postino and La postina works nicely :)
Good composition

14 Oct 2019 11:55am

@grouser: well, we have masculine and feminine pronouns in English too. The problem is when you refer to a position, profession or action that can be performed by a man OR a woman, you cannot pick one or the other without upsetting someone. "The nurse washed her hands, " might offend mail nurses. "The doctor washed his hands," might be interpreted to mean a man makes a better doctor.

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

It is rare to see one who actually walks to deliver the mail. I like this quaint view.

14 Oct 2019 12:52pm

Magda A.-Coulter from Langley, Canada

Perfect timing!

14 Oct 2019 3:52pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It’s an interesting shot that change from mailman to lady person mail man.The regular term of “mailman” probably will be use for both sexes.

14 Oct 2019 5:02pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle postière image devant la prote au très bon moment
Belle soirée

14 Oct 2019 5:40pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors, lights & textures!
Lovely street shot.

14 Oct 2019 8:47pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Joli cadrage pour cette scene urbaine

14 Oct 2019 8:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great documentary shot with eye-catching sheers in the windows!!

14 Oct 2019 10:40pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

i love the colors

15 Oct 2019 12:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

What you say is quite true but in this situation the Italian version makes it straightforward, she is la postina

15 Oct 2019 9:45am

ryse from bordeaux, France

En France, il y a le facteur pour l'homme et la factrice pour la femme ! Mais nous avons des noms de métiers qui s'appliquent autant pour un homme que pour une femme comme médecin, peintre, etc...

15 Oct 2019 2:52pm

Gary from Gwynedd, United Kingdom

I find this image grabs my attention but I'm not sure why

17 Oct 2019 7:27pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Really good photo! Excellent timing and composition. It makes me want to look closer and also provides a feel for the town.

27 Oct 2019 1:03pm