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Liepaja - Palanga trip

Liepaja is the third largest city in Latvia and is located near Lithuanian border. Also is the closest Latvian city to the beautiful Palanga.

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One of my trips included visiting Latvian city - Liepaja. It's third largest city in Latvia, located right by the seashore.

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It was late autumn and the weather was quite windy. Here we are by the sea.

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This is a very windy place so you can see many trees have been knocked down by the storms.

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This is a reason why they've put so many wind turbines here.

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You feel really tiny standing under them. And can almost feel the wind they create while rotating.

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It's even possible to drive close to some of them.

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Victoria and here friend. These are my guides here.

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There's a place called "Karosta". It was a small war district. This place is very important due to its central location in the Baltic Sea and the fact that it does not ice over in winter.

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Karosta's shores are littered with abandoned fortifications.

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When the Russian army left Latvia in 1994 after Latvian independence, Karosta became largely uninhabited and most structures fell to ruin.

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This is an ideal place for creative photography.

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But every year it goes deeper and deeper in to the water so in a few year time there will be much less to see.

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At its height Karosta was home to over 20,000 people.

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Some building have fallen down or bent due to the ground being washed into the sea.

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This photo was taken in 2009. Now, in 2012 this window has completely drown in to the water.

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Karosta district, Liepaja, Latvia.

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Huge abandoned tunnels.

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After Liepaja we headed for Palanga.

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It was unusual to see it so empty.

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The weather was also kind of cold.

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But that didn't bother us.

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Famous Palangas pier.

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During summer time this place is full of tourists and locals.

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And this is our favorite dog. I just love retrievers.

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My photo. :)

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Don't remember having them in Latvia.

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On our way back to Liepaja we've visited a great restaurant and resort place.

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First of all it had a great collection of old cars.

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Most of them were soviet cars.

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Also there's a great park with many huge wooden animal figures.

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Now this is creative.

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Huge deer.

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We've had a lot of fun there. By the way the food was excellent and all prices just superb. I'll definitely come back again. This was a great weekend.

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An ear. :)

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