NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ & IVANGOROD, RUSSIA πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί: FORTRESS

Hey πŸ‘‹πŸ½ Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί, I see πŸ‘€ you.
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ΠŸΡ€ΠΈΠ²Π΅Ρ‚ Россия, я Π²ΠΈΠΆΡƒ πŸ‘€ тСбя.
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Ivangorod Fortress. Located on the Narva River along the Russian border with Estonia, across from Narva.
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β€œIvangorod Fortress was established by Ivan III in 1492, intended to reaffirm Muscovy’s right to access the Baltic Sea and to form a bulwark against the Teutonic Order, being built opposite the powerful Teutonic Hermann Castle.”
Narva, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ
21nov21

NARVA, ESTONIA πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ: DAILY LIFE

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π’Ÿπ’Άπ’Ύπ“π“Ž 𝐿𝒾𝒻𝑒
Alexander’s Church (Estonian: Aleksandri Suurkirik) is a church of the Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Narva, Estonia. Narva Church’s original cornerstone was laid in summer 1881. It was congregated after Emperor Alexander II in fall 1883, after his assassination earlier in spring. Alexander ll was the Emperor of Russia, King of Congress Poland and Grand Duke of Finland from 2 March 1855 until his assassination. His most significant reform as emperor was emancipation of Russia’s serfs in 1861, for which he is known as Alexander the Liberator. The church was consecrated on 9 June 1884. It was given cathedral status on 19 September 2000. (notes from wiki)
I find old wooden buildings in old Soviet republics so striking because it makes you think in awe of how they survived wars and occupations. Or did they? Maybe they came to be after those times. But, it doesn’t look like it.
Panoramic view. Narva is a quiet town. There are many opportunities to get β€˜people-less’ shots.

Narva, Estonia πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ͺ September 2021

NARVA, ESTONIA: ACROSS THE RIVER

Castle on the left, is in Estonia. To the right, across the Narva River, is Ivangorod, Russia. You can see the Russian flag.
Standing above the promenade, looking at Russia across the river.
Old Gates from around the 1520s.

4september 2021