Thursday, August 06, 2009

Of the Curonian Spit: Typical Curonia

The towns of the Spit are famous for (well, sort of. Maybe "are quite proud of") their weathervanes. They are quite detailed and I'm sure take some effort to design and build, featuring little country towns or or castles or men on horseback riding past picket fences and such. I can't say I was amazed by them, but it is nice that there are still little cultural touches that distinguish one place from another in Europe, especially when, despite their best efforts, they haven't apparently been reduced to pure tourist bait yet.

Your correspondent thinks that perhaps the Spit could more appropriately be famous for their extremely precise wood-stacking. Perfect circles!

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