Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lithuania - A Guest In Juodkrantė

A Guest In Juodkrantė.

Sent by Egle, a postcrosser from Vilnius, Lithuania.

This is from Wikipedia : Juodkrantė (literally: Black Shore, German: Schwarzort [Black Place]) with permanent population of about 720 people is a quiet Lithuanian seaside resort village located on the Curonian Spit. A part of Neringa municipality, Juodkrantė is the second largest settlement on Lithuania's part of the spit. It started as a fishermen village and underwent a tourist boom in the late 19th - early 20th century. For several centuries, until Klaipėda Revolt in 1923, Juodkrantė, then known under its German name Schwarzort, was a part of East Prussia.

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