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On the deck of an old fishing boat at the Jurmala Open-Air Museum, Latvia

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The ship on the left is called "Undine" (Mermaid), it was built in Sovetsk (city on the boundary between nowadays Lithuania and Russia) in 1971. In Soviet times it belonged to the prosperous fishing kolkhoz (collective farm) "Uzvara" (Victory). During one session the boat could take up to 3 tons of fish on board.

During barricades time in 1991, when Latvia re-gained its independence, the boat moved from the sea to the Daugava River in Riga (the capital of Latvia), where it was guarding television buildings on the island of Zakusala.

Bringing this 44-ton heavy veteran by land to its last anchorage in the Open-air Museum in Jurmala was a challenging task, but it proved worth it and today “Undine” is one of the most remarkable exhibits here. Surrounded by the nature park “Ragakapa” (Horn Dune), it seems that the boat continues its navigation, only that now it furrows the green expanses of pine-tree forest instead of blue waters of the Baltic Sea...

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A: Juraslicis residential housing, Jurmala, Latvia

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B: Sunset dinner at 36. Line - beach restaurant in Jurmala, Latvia

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C: Sunset at the "36. Line" - beach restaurant in Jurmala, Latvia

Фотограф: Vil Muhametshin, На расстоянии 880 метров отсюда

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D: Preparing banquet at the "36. Line" - beach restaurant in Jurmala, Latvia

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Preparing banquet at the "36. Line" - beach restaurant in Jurmala, Latvia

E: On the way to the Lielupe beach, Jurmala, Latvia

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On the way to the Lielupe beach, Jurmala, Latvia

F: Lielupe River in Jurmala, Latvia

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G: View over the Lielupe beach, Jurmala, Latvia

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H: Mouth of Lielupe River - aerial view, Jurmala, Latvia

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I: Libava sailer, an authentic historic replica of a pleasure yacht of the 17th century in Jurmala, Latvia

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J: Baltaskapas sunset

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