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Another London classic. A pillar-box. The pic was taken on the corner of Exhibition Rd and Imperial College Rd, London. This is near the Science Museum where a small post office is located.

'In Britain, as in Poland, post-boxes are red. They stand in the streets and look like pillars, so people usually call them pillar-boxes. England is a kingdom and this is why there is a crown on all English post-boxes' says my old English book (Anna Zawadzka: 'We learn English', published in 1977). :-)
Nowadays tourists sometimes mistake pillar-boxes for litter bins (hence the empty milk bottle on the pavement next to the post-box, presumably). The latter are usually black, smaller and are named 'Litter'. :-)


More:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillar_box

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