Pretty houses
Lithuania

Pretty houses

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] There were many pretty houses in Nida in Lithuania. I was not expecting this, so it was a very pleasant surprise. They were wooden houses  in red or blue with white windowsills and blue doors and so on, which looked like the houses in fairy tales. A lot of them seemed renting …

Dune
Lithuania

Dune

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] Nida is the main town in Curonian Spit in Lithuania which is listed as a World Heritage. At the south end of the town there is a dune which goes on to the south for 7 kilometres into Russia, which they say the largest dune in Europe. Unfortunately I have not been …

To Nida
Lithuania

To Nida

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] The south end of Lithuanian side of Curinian Spit which stretches from north to south is Nida. If you go a bit more south it becomes Russia. Nida used to be a part of Prussia, and even now there are a lot of German tourists. It took about one hour to get …

Endless beach
Klaipeda

Endless beach

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] In Smiltyne in Curonian Spit, a World Heritage site in Lithuania, our carriage took us to this beach facing the Baltic Sea. Spit is the sand accumulated land, so the sandy beach went on and on as far as I could see. I do not know if all of the 98 kilometre …

By carriage
Klaipeda

By carriage

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] Klaipeda in Lithuania where we stayed this time faces Curonian Spit separated by the narrow sea. Cronian Spit is the long narrow spit, a land of accumulated sand. Apparently the length is as long as 98 kilometres and within that, 52 km belongs to Lithuania and the rest is Russia. There is …

Dane River
Klaipeda

Dane River

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] The key of Klaipeda’s development is the ice-free port at the mouth of Dane River in Lithuania. We saw many colourful containers from our window at the hotel. Germans and Lithuanians both wanted this port. Soon after crossing the second bridge from the sea from the old town, there is a monument …

Ann from Tharau
Klaipeda

Ann from Tharau

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] There is an old town in Klaipeda in Lithuania where there are rows of mid 18th century houses. The stones on the pavement are so uneven that it was difficult to walk there. The centre of this town is Theatre Square. The statue of this photo is Ann, standing in the centre …

Castle museum
Klaipeda

Castle museum

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ]  The first place we visited in Klaipeda in Lithuania was the Castle Museum. It was full of history of the city. The castle was founded by Teutonic Knights in 1252 and the city was developed as a part of Germany. It used to be called Memmelburg. The castle was rebuilt many times …

From Palanga Airport to Klaipeda
Klaipeda

From Palanga Airport to Klaipeda

Miranda

[ Sept.2014 ] We visited Lithuania for the first time at the end of September. We did not go to Vilnius, the capital, but went to Klaipeda which is on the Baltic coast. We had to change the aeroplane at Copenhagen and arrived at a tiny Palanga Airport. I was expecting a small airport but …

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