Monday, August 22, 2016

NORWAY ~ Hell station ~

...Great postcard showing an evening scene of the railway with fiery looking sky...scary and beautiful at the same time...my previous "Hell" card came from the USA....maybe there are more towns called "Hell" ???...the district has become a tourist attraction because of its name⁀⊙﹏☉⁀ ...Thanks a lot Isabell.
 "Evening mood Hell station"

Hell is a small Norwegian village located next to Trondheim. The name Hell stems from the Old Norse word hellir, which means "overhang" or "cliff cave". It has a more used homonym in modern Norwegian that means "luck".

Even more curious for tourists is the sign above the cargo entrance to the train station that reads ‘Hell Gods Expedition" which is the archaic spelling of the word for "cargo handling". There hasn't been a baggage of freight office here for decades.

Stamp:

Tourism - Oslo Viking Ship Museum
(Issued 28-04-2014)

2 comments:

  1. Wikipedia told me there are three more places called Hell: in California, on the Cayman Islands and in Gelderland. :)

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    1. Thanks Dustin ㋡ It would be great to have postcards from those other "Hell" towns in my collection!

      August 23, 2016 at 10:48 AM

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