The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

Grauballe Man Bog Body!

These two very contrasting cards came from Denise in Canada, although the first actually shows Grauballe Man, a bog-body in Denmark dating to AD 300. Interestingly, the bog-body card is actually a vintage card, pre-written and posted from Denmark stamp still intact) in 1984. I just love the image though! I had a real fascination with bog-bodies at university! Denise has also kindly enclosed the second card which she’s printed herself. She tells me that her favourite names are Serenity, Hope, Patience and Joy – the names of her grand-daughters. How lovely! I love names, so it’s great to hear about ones she likes. She’s also used a fantastic zodiac stamp on the envelope. Wonderful swap!

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My First From Denmark!

This gorgeous card comes from Davide in Denmark and is my first from the beautiful country! He tells me his city of Aarhus is the second largest in the country and the central image shows ‘Den Gamle By’ – the old city, which takes you back to life in 1800 – beautiful! The smaller pictures show the theatre in the bottom right and Marselisborg Palace in the bottom left alongside some other lovely views of the city. He finishes the card by saying “Hygge” which he tells me is a very Danish word meaning ‘forget life’s problems and enjoy it’s simplicities’ (Hakuna Matata!). Really lovely card!

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