The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” is not as old as you might think — early 20th century, born of the advertising industry’s grasp of the importance of visualization.
Thus it is with the quirky animal mailboxes of Berkeley. There isn’t a lot to be said about them that the images don’t say. So – here are a baker’s dozen of the better ones.
There are many more, some simpler, some as elaborate as these, and some more abstract. They all scream “quirk!”
For a fuller treatment of the animal mailboxes of Berkeley, see Quirky Berkeley.
Tom Dalzell, a labor lawyer, created a website, Quirky Berkeley, to share all the whimsical objects he has captured with his iPhone. The site now has more than 8,600 photographs of quirky objects around town as well as posts where the 30-year resident muses on what it all means.This is the tenth installment in the series.
Dalzell is leading two guided walks in Berkeley in November: “Telegraph, Then and Now,” a Berkeley Path Wanderers’ walk, with co-leader Ted Friedman on Nov. 2.; and “Telegraph Avenue in the Sixties,” a Berkeley Historical Society walk, on Nov. 8.