I wonder how many thousands of times this postbox in Thwaite has been photographed?
The flash of red of a Royal Mail post box stands out as eye candy in any image but that's not the only reason people photograph and take note of things like post boxes.
Looking out for such features can help appreciate the everyday items that collectively make up our history. How many millions of letters carrying tales of joy and sorrow have been posted through those familiar and iconic red boxes in every village? They may not now be used as often as they once were but many are listed to preserve them for future generations to use - and photograph.
I wonder where the most remote post box in the Yorkshire Dales is?
Since they first appeared in 1840, there have been over 800 different designs, with around 150 different styles still remaining in the UK. There are plenty of different, often rare versions to spot in the Yorkshire Dales.
One of the features most people know to look out for is the insignia of the king or queen reigning when the post box was installed.
60% of all the post boxes now in existence were installed during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, 15% during the reign of George V and the remainder during earlier reigns.
Boxes bearing the insignia of Queen Victoria or the two King Edwards are rare. In the little hamlet of West Scrafton you can see two boxes close to each other, at opposite ends of time.
One was installed during Queen Victoria's reign and the other so very recently it doesn't yet have last posting times on it.