Postcard Friendship Friday 028: The brown bears of Finland

 

 

 

 

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Here is another special souvenir from Finland…

… with signatures of the men and women members of Postcrossing in Finland.

Not all, of course. Only some of them who joined one of the regular Postcrossing meet ups in Finland in  September 2009.

Just so you know, the Swedish word “Helsingfors” ( or Hellsingefors) is the original official name of the city of Helsinki.
The brown bear is the national symbol of Finland. There are believed to be about 1,000 left all over Finland, especially in the taiga forests near the Russian border.

Hence, bear-watching is a popular past-time and tourist-attraction.

The stamp is a definitive issued in September 2009 featuring elegant Gustavian antique pieces – clock, candle-holder, and table.

8 thoughts on “Postcard Friendship Friday 028: The brown bears of Finland

  1. more like a picnic!<br /><br />If you go down to the woods today<br />You&#39;re sure of a big surprise.<br />If you go down to the woods today<br />You&#39;d better go in disguise!<br /><br />For ev&#39;ry bear that ever there was<br />Will gather there for certain,<br />Because today&#39;s the day the<br />Teddy Bears have their picnic.

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