Whilst surveying to collect data your day might be enlivened by spotting something out of the ordinary which might be of some interest or amusement to fellow mappers. (Sharing with family or friends usually just confirms their view of your strangeness!)
So here’s one I spotted in North Birmingham
Why is this unusual? British pillar boxes (post boxes for depositing mail for non-UK readers) are usually painted bright red which has given rise to the generic marketing name of “Pillar Box Red” for pigments in a wide range of consumer goods.
Why this one is painted pink and who painted it are mysteries.
I know of only two other colour variants for Royal Mail pillar boxes:
The first is gold for some pillar boxes to celebrate the London 2012 Olympics ( are they all mapped in OSM I wonder?)
The second are the ones painted green in Ireland after independence (are they still there, or have they been replaced in a wave of modernisation?)