Located a few doors down from Gringott's was another large building that stuck out quite a bit in the tightly packed Magical hub, otherwise known as Diagon Alley. This building was concerned with the Owl Postal Service. It served as the administrative office for the key service and also housed the main branch for the United Kingdom, and also a few key sites worldwide. The building itself housed a large internal owlery, sorting room, the Owl Postmaster General and other administrative offices, patents/ideas lab amongst other things.
On the outside you would think such a large building that housed this service would therefore have a over the top decorated front like the bank, but it had no warning engraved on stone about taking what didn't belong to you, and had no fancy stone pillar work. Instead it somewhat understated, save for a large black door and a matching sign above with the owl post symbol, and silver painted letters stating rather simply, ‘Owl Postal Service’. Of course on the inside it was a somewhat different matter, it was after all on the inside where the magic happened.
Inside there was a large main hall with its tall vaulted ceiling, members of the public would cross the white marbled floor to reach a long gleaming counter, made of black agate, that ran the entire width of the hall. The counter was broken up in measured sections and each section was manned by a member of postal staff. The business and private clients of the Owl Post office would be ushered into a room that was just off the main hall. Of course, some of these clients were taken up to the second floor in order to have their appointment with the Owl Postmaster General.
Of course the main spectacle, aside from the bronze owl statue in the middle of the hall, was the wall directly behind the counter. The wall was covered with pigeon holes or rather owl shaped holes. Every single one of the cubby holes was occupied by an owl, of varying shape, size and colour, (it was mainly for show rather than for actual practicality as the rest of the owls were up on the first floor in the dispatch gallery). Overall despite the owls (though the noise, and smell was subdued due to various cleaning and sound charms), the entire place was clean, tidy and oozed efficiency, without being so fussy that it was an uncomfortable unfeeling place to go to.
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