Tuesday, March 31, 2009

A Card From HELL

Hell, you read it right. I couldn't resist. That's right , I received 2 cards yesterday, one from Hell and the other from Germany. Where is Hell anyway, one might ask ? Well , apparently it is in The Cayman Islands. Hell, Grand Cayman is a very , very small town named for a group of short, black, limestone formations in the northwest of Grand Cayman. There are many versions of how Hell received its name, but they are generally variations on "a local official exclaimed, "This is what Hell must look like". Regardless of how it first came to be called Hell, the name stuck. It features a red hell themed post office from which you can send " postcards from Hell". The Hell post office opened in 1962. The card was sent from The Devil's Hangout, Hell, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Thanks to Mel from Hell. Mel used a 2008 Land Crab Stamp.

The other card from Germany, was sent by blogger Igor. It shows a Malev B737 . Igor knows that I collect Airline Postcards and as he often does , he came through again. Malev Hungarian Airlines is the flag carrier airline of Hungary. Based at Budapest Ferihegy International Airport, it is the principal Hungarian airline and flies to 50 cities in 34 countries. This card will be a great addition to my Airline Postcards collection. Thanks Igor. Two new 2009 stamps were used on the card. The one on the right is 1 of a set of 4 celebrating Universal Post. The other stamp commemorates Golo Mann ,1909-1994, a German historian, essayist and writer.

That's today's update. See you tomorrow.

1 comment:

Ana said...

there is also a place in Norway, called Hell...and there is a particular postcard going around, which i really love and have been hoping someone to send it to me :))


of course, they have also turned their place into an attraction, thanks to the name :)