Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Estonia to Russia

Spent the entire day on a bus between Tallinn, Estonia and St. Petersburg, Russia, stopping for lunch in the little town of Narva, the third largest city in Estonia. Its castle was built during Danish rule of the area in the 13th century and the town has changed hands a number of times, being occupied by Denmark, Russia, Sweden, and the Livonian Order, to name a few. The old city was destroyed by the Red Army and the retreating Germans during the 1944 Battle of Narva, and has never been completely rebuilt.

Part of the castle, now a restaurant

A whimsical bit of statuary in the garden, featuring an interesting array of offcast clothing...

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