Monday, August 17, 2009

Greetings from Hell!

Well, not as the perfect way to welcome you, but thats what the card says...:)
I know many of you probably know about this place already and this card in particular, which has become one of my favorites ever since i first saw it long time ago. Not just coz it comes from Hell, but coz it looks like one as well, with those red skies which seem to blow fire...all we need is the devil and his trident breaking off from the skies...
But i have to say that people from Hell have done a good job by popularizing their place this way...and it IS an attraction indeed...i mean, how many of you can brag that you live in the Hell itself...literally?
Believe it or not, only around 350 people can do it, since thats how many residents Hell actually has.
The station that is on the postcard is called Hell station...so yeah, if you had arrived here, you really must have been a very bad person :)
But if you look down to the real meaning of Hell, taking in account Norwegian language, then Hell can actually mean "luck" while Hell stems from the Old Norse word 'hellir' which means 'overhang' or 'cliff cave'. In modern Norwegian the actual word for Hell is 'helvete'....which now reminds me of Helvetia...but i really dont want to get down to some research about it now :)

And there is this special Hell cancellation as well!
The stamp was issued in January 2009, and comes from a set of 3 called Wildlife in Norway IV, where here you can see the Roe Deer.

A HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGEEE Thank you to both Sverre and Glenn! If it wasnt for them, i wouldnt have had this card now. They both know how it happened, and im more than grateful for their help!

1 comment:

Chris Overstreet said...

This could very well be the single most awesome postcard ever.