Photographer's Note

Region of East Prussia long ago was inhabited by autochtonic Baltic tribe Old Prussians - hard pagan guys. In XIII century their land was conquered by hard Christian guys - Teutonic Order Knights. Until 1525 land was under Teutonic Order and Polish rule, and after 1525 was included into the Duchy of Prussia, later Kingdom wich unoted all Germany.
After the end of the WWII these lands were subdivided on 2 parts, southern was given to Poland and northern - to victorous Russia. Thus now its Baltic shores are Russian for 60 years already.
Place is very Nordic-looking, with grim forests covering the southern part and long beaches and rocky landscape in the north; many nice sea-side resort towns are perched along the Baltic Sea shore.
Baltic Sea itself, in the fiery past of Europe, have seen endless struggle between Hansa Union, Sweden, Poland, Denmark, Teutonic Knights and later Russian Empire - all these guys were sailing and fighting at sea or along the shores; story of battles, sieges and annexations seems to be endless.
Anyway, place are very worth to vizit, if you don't expect the sandy-beach/topless girls/palm trees routine. Well, in July and August in warm weather one can see all that stuff - oh, no palms though.

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Uhu Owl (Uhu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-03
  • Categories: Nature
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-09 14:39
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