Friday, 19 October 2018

A glimpse back at old Narva

Narva was once a beautiful Estonian city known for its stunning baroque architecture. Many of Narva's grand buildings were constructed during the 17th century whilst under Swedish rule. The face of Narva forever changed due to World War Two when heavy fighting left the city 98% destroyed. During the Soviet Occupation Estonians were forced to leave the city and the population was replaced with Russian speaking immigrants. Narva resembled nothing of its yesteryears but at least there are photographs to remind us of the beautiful city it once was.