Featured photo: Brighton’s old post office building, now a Nike store
Before the internet, post offices were landmarks in every city and its suburbs around the world. Sadly, these impressive buildings, have fallen by the way side.
When I stepped into Melbourne’s old G.P.O., the building was a department store. Still the original internal architecture gleamed against the latest fashions.
The modern post offices, at least in Australia, don’t compare. They are boring glass boxes, downsized because of lost revenue as people no longer write letters, send telegrams, or step into a post office to book a long distance call.
How quickly the old architectural giants became obsolete. Has this happened where you live too?