Rubber duck & Lviv, Ukraine & Denmark

While I’m looking at the clouds slowly creeping my way (it’s supposed to snow later today/tonight) and contemplating whether my Johnny (yep, I named my camera Johnny) still works since I haven’t touched it in over a month… I thought I might just as well update this postcard blog. So let’s start.

First, we have a cute rubber duck postcard that came all the way from Germany. It’s not long ago that I added “rubber ducks” to my wishlist on Postcrossing and I already got three! :)


This second postcard is showing a wonderful view of Lviv, a city in western Ukraine. Lviv is now regarded as one of the main cultural centres of today’s Ukraine. The historical heart of Lviv with its old buildings and cobblestone roads has survived World War II and ensuing Nazi and Soviet occupation largely unscathed. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Last but not least, a postcard from Denmark. I think this is the second postcard from Denmark I’ve ever received. Maybe I’m wrong… but I don’t think so. :) It’s nice to look at pictures of sunsets when you’re cold…. ;)


Finnish national ice-hockey team card

So. Interesting thing happened. I have received this postcard from Finland a few days ago. It’s showing their national ice hockey team, who won the world championship in 2011.

I’m a big ice hockey fan so this is almost a perfect postcard to send my way. I liked it a lot right away. I also find it cool that the sender is apparently also a hockey fan. Still, when I sent a thank you note on Postcrossing while registering the card, I kept rambling about.. football. Soccer, if you’re an American. O_o

It only occured to me now and I honestly have no clue what brought me to not even mention ice hockey (you know… kind of what this postcard is all about) and ramble on and on how I know Finland has a good football team and how our football team could do better. Sometimes I wonder if my brain is there just to fill an empty space inside my head. :triple facepalm:

Anyway. Aside from feeling rather embarassed… I really enjoyed this postcard. Really. :)

Angry Birds from Finland (FI-1410347)

I absolutely, absolutely love this postcard!!! :D

I’m not a fan of the Angry Birds game – for whatever reason, it annoys me like nothing else in this world, but I really like the Angry Bird characters. They are just too cute!

And the stamp on this postcard? Angry Bird again! Finland and Sweden are hosting the World Championship in ice hockey this year (actually, this month – starting tomorrow) and Angry Bird is their mascot. How cute is that? :D

Latvia, USA & green rubber duck :)

This AWESOME postcard came from Italy and made me smile! :) I love postcards with rubber ducks, and this is one of the coolest!


Riga is the capital city of Latvia, and it seems like a lovely city – with that nice old feel to it. Maybe I’m wrong, I’m just judging it from postcards, I’ve never been there.


This is an official from the USA – New Jersey actually. It’s not showing anything in New Jersey though. The note on the back said, “St. Charles Avenue from the Wedding Cake House, New Orleans”.  Seems like a cool place.

Aarhus, Denmark

My first postcard from Denmark, ever! And it’s a nice one too!

Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark. The principal port of Denmark, Aarhus is on the east side of the peninsula of Jutland in the geographical center of Denmark. I

n 2010, a majority of the city council voted for a name change from Århus back to Aarhus, and the renaming came into effect on January 1, 2011.  Mayor Nicolai Wammen argued that the Aa spelling would strengthen the city’s international profile, help private enterprise and make it easier to access Aarhus on the internet. The Aarhus spelling has, however, always had some use in non-Scandinavian languages.