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Lithuanians have a myth that the Curonian Spit was created by a giantess named Neringa who was playing on the seashore as a child. The landmass is isolated by the Baltic Sea, Curonian Lagoon and Russian Federation. Nida is the focal point of the 'Spit; a town Flocked to by, up to, a hundred thousand tourists in the summer and populated by about fifteen hundred locals in the winter. on the outskirts of the town are the Dunes which have the aesthetic feel of a stereotypical desert.

*The image is of the Parnidis Dune which continuously threatened the village, with drifting sand, until the village was moved farther away, to its current position, in the 1730s. Beneath the sand lies previous incarnations of the town of Nida.

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Lithuanians have a myth that the Curonian Spit was created by a giantess named Neringa who was playing on the seashore as a child. The landmass is isolated by the Baltic Sea, Curonian Lagoon and Russian Federation. Nida is the focal point of the 'Spit; a town Flocked to by, up to, a hundred thousand tourists in the summer and populated by about fifteen hundred locals in the winter. on the outskirts of the town are the Dunes which have the aesthetic feel of a stereotypical desert. *The image is of the Parnidis Dune which continuously threatened the village, with drifting sand, until the village was moved farther away, to its current position, in the 1730s. Beneath the sand lies previous incarnations of the town of Nida.

Tags: nida, neringa, fishing, curonian, lagoon, sand, dunes, smoked, smoke, klaipeda

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Superb. Wonderful. Mysterious. Exceptionelle. The Best. Wow. Impressive.

  Jean-Paul Brest Sep 7, 2013 11:02 AM

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