Whimsical mailboxes are not unique to Berkeley, but they are prevalent enough to add a significant degree of quirkiness to the overall fabric of our city.
Fowl and fish, mammal and reptile, realistic to impressionist to surreal, painted to sculpture.
From Legos to mosaics to paint, cameras to VW Microbuses.
Dainty and bold, hand-painted and store-bought.
From elaborate to simple, brightly colored to stained wood, stone, and brick.
Mostly hand-painted, many by children. Most not as elegant as this pineapple.
The one on the left is welded, stacked balls. The photos here are focus on the structure of the mailbox, not the color or design of the box itself. Many variations.