Monday, May 24, 2021

Narva-Jõesuu vol. 1

Summer is approaching and it makes me think of all the places I used to visit then. One of the places was Narva-Jõesuu. It is located on the northern Baltic coast of the Gulf of Finland. The town's name in Estonian and Russian means "Mouth of the Narva", the river which forms the border with Russia. Thanks to its 8-kilometer-long white sand beach lined with pine trees – considered one of the finest in Estonia – Narva-Jõesuu has long been a popular summer destination. In the late 19th and early 20th century it was a spa town frequented by the nobility from Saint Petersburg, which is less than 150 km (93 mi) to the east, and from Moscow. During the Soviet period it was visited in large numbers by residents of the renamed Leningrad, particularly the Russian intelligentsia, many of whom have bought dachas (summer houses) in Narva-Jõesuu or on the outskirts. 

This week I will shae my impressions of Narva-Jõesuu on seven photos.

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