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Old October 18th, 2009, 10:58 PM   #81
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Thanks for the nice comments so far!

2.The Russian-Estonian border and the Narva-river.

Of course we didn't travel all the way to the Russian border just to see some commieblocks, but to watch the fascinating border-crossing over the Narva-river. At both sides of the border there are some stunning castles. The Hermann Castle on the Estonian side faces Ivangorod Fortress on the Russian side of the river.

Both cities are conected by the so called 'Friendship-Bridge'.

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416. The Friendship-bridge with Ivangorod on the left and Narva on the right.


417. Friendship-bridge again (above).


418. Ivangorod.


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420. Hermann Castle, Narva.


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425. Border Crossing
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Old October 18th, 2009, 11:05 PM   #82
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Hermann castle should be the most beautiful in Estonia and definitely amongst the top3 in Baltics (it seems even number 1 to me, like it more than any Latvian castles and Trakai, which is the main pride of Lithuanians, when it comes to castles). Especially I like it's very unusual for this region and very greatly preserved. I didn't know this before this thread, many beautiful things you show us here!
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Old October 19th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #83
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I am surprised that after all the wars this castle still stands.
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Old October 19th, 2009, 07:58 PM   #84
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Hermann castle should be the most beautiful in Estonia and definitely amongst the top3 in Baltics (...)I like it's very unusual for this region and very greatly preserved. I didn't know this before this thread, many beautiful things you show us here!
Thanks! I don't know about other Baltic Castles, but I sure liked this one.
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I am surprised that after all the wars this castle still stands.
Hermann Castle was heavily damaged during the Second World War.
It was renovated in the sixties and seventies.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #85
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In neighbouring Latvia most Middle Age castes were destroyed during the Great Northern war, even long before WW2.
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Old October 20th, 2009, 09:02 PM   #86
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I suppose you mean the castle ruines like in Cesis or Sigulda.
We've visited this ruines during our trip. Pics are yet to come...
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Old October 21st, 2009, 03:58 PM   #87
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You managed to visit all these places in 5 days while it takes most Estonians several years or more to find their way to every one of these attractions. For example I visited Toolse castle only this summer after living 22 years here. I guess that's some great homework on your behalf

Did you also have the local guide in Toolse? The young boy who spoke very profoundly and interestingly about the castle's history? I hope you did and that he spoke English - it added a lot to the experience.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 10:12 PM   #88
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Thanks!
And no, we didn't knew about the local guide in Toolse. It would have been very helpfull to understand more about the site. But the place seemed abandoned, as there were no other human beings there...
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Old October 21st, 2009, 10:23 PM   #89
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And no, we didn't knew about the local guide in Toolse. It would have been very helpfull to understand more about the site. But the place seemed abandoned, as there were no other human beings there...
That's funny. We also paid for a ticket, but fortunately got a tour as well. There were only two kids, one of them was the guide and he knew quite a lot about the castle. I guess they only work there on weekends and I bet you visited it on a workday

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Old October 22nd, 2009, 12:04 AM   #90
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We visited the ruins on a friday, indeed. And I think the guide was well worth the payement. We only had some summary explanation from a travel guide book.
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 11:19 AM   #91
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More Narva-Ivangorod:

426. Costums at the Estonian-Russian border.


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429. The hydroelectric power station on the river Narva in Ivangorod which feeds the city of Saint-Petersburg.


430. The E20-highway to Saint-Petersburg.


431. Ivangorod. (12.000 inh.)


432. Ivangorod.


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434. Railwaybridge over the river Narva on the Tallinn - Saint-Petersburg-line.


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436. Lenin-statue on Narva castle grounds.


437. Welcome to Russia!
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 02:20 PM   #92
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Interesting tour you took and great photos, thanks.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g9...etland1265.jpg

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 05:35 PM   #93
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3. Narva: Around the railway station.

Thank you!

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442. Railwaybridge over the Narva-river.


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447. The Russian-Orthodox Voskresensky Cathedral.

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Old October 23rd, 2009, 06:50 PM   #94
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This thread is still great... very nice, great photos @benonie
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Old October 24th, 2009, 04:57 PM   #95
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4. Narva: Voskresensky-Cathedral and surroundings.

448. The 19th-Century Russian-Orthodox Cathedral.


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453. Surroundings...


454. On the left an empty factory and offices-complex. On the right the entrance to the church...


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Old October 24th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #96
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Nice impressions! Thanks for that
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Old October 25th, 2009, 11:47 PM   #97
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5. Narva fair

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Old October 25th, 2009, 11:50 PM   #98
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Old October 26th, 2009, 01:18 AM   #99
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Lenin statue still standing???

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Old October 26th, 2009, 10:50 AM   #100
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Lenin statue still standing???
Yes, alive and kicking!...

I think it's a nostalgic feeling by the etnic-Russian population in Narva. Memories of the past when they were a part of the Soviet Union.
Lenin is pointing at Russia, btw.





In the Latvian town of Cesis, as you know, the statue is lying down in a kind of coffin...


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