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International Borders - Frontière - Grenze - Granica

The Russian border - happy invisible Fence Friday!

The Russian border - happy invisible Fence Friday! 

This is a rather cheeky HFF shot, I hope it's allowed! There is a sort of fence here - or rather, an invisible border. The remarkable and fragile Parnidis dune, in the Curonian Spit natural park, marks the border between Lithuania and an enclave/exclave of the Russian Federation*. The border runs through the pristine stretch of sand in the distance (see note on picture) - the wooded peninsula is in Russia.

The dune is a great tourist attraction - you can see small children exploring it in the foreground - but the constant footfall and the effects of tides and weather add to the dune's fragility.

H(Invisible)FF!

* and therefore also the border of the European Union. One of the signs noted that this was the 'end of the EU' - a rather poignant and painful message for some of us...................

Christina Sonnenschein, Berny, Smiley Derleth, Dimas Sequeira and 14 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
 Amelia Heath
Amelia Heath club
Nothing like an invisible but definitive 'fence' to stretch the imagination. Thank you for the description and note.
2 years ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Allowed as far as I am concerned! I agree with Amelia. The children show the vast scale! Wonderful shot and HFF :-))
2 years ago.
 Graf Geo
Graf Geo club
great scene, great place, outstanding description! HFF
2 years ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
Fabulous landscape! An invisible fence can divide more strongly than any barbed wire.... HFF, Rabbit!
2 years ago.
 niraK68
niraK68 club
great landscape and HFF
2 years ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Fences can be thought too Rabbit..so HFF ;)
2 years ago.
 S Drury
S Drury club
Interesting shot indeed ... Wishing you an HFF and hope you have a good weekend also

Best wishes ... Steve
2 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
A beautiful place too.

Sharing the grief as well.......... sigh.
2 years ago.
 Jean
Jean club
An amazing landscape. I'm glad the fence is an invisible one. I'm for fewer fences and, if there can't be none, invisible ones.
2 years ago.
 autofantasia
autofantasia club
An intriguing image ...HFF to you too and enjoy your weekend! :)
2 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
I've never seen an invisible fence before...................but then I wouldn't would I..??

Cool shot..............some lovely earth colours in the dunes and the tree line sits nicely across the top third of the image.

So, a belated HIFF to you and Rabbit. I hope you're both enjoying the weekend.
2 years ago.
 Ecobird
Ecobird club
A lovely landscape shot and there is nothing wrong with an invisible fence. What worries me more is invisible Rabbit!! Hope he hadn't disappeared over invisible fence border!!
2 years ago.
 raingirl
raingirl club
fascinating. thanks for sharing.
2 years ago.
 Dimas Sequeira
Dimas Sequeira club
Fantastic view with invisible border between Lithuania and Kaliningrad! HFF!
2 years ago.

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