Dundaga, Latvia

The post office in Dondangen (Dundaga) Latvia, circa 1917. I love the man on the step, with the mail box to his right. Dundaga is famous for its castle, constructed by Archbishopric of Riga. From the 16th until the 20th century, Dundaga Castle was the centre of the largest private estate in Kurzeme (Courland), and is connected with many fairy-tales and legends. Sadly, during WWII, it was the base of an SS regiment, and today is the site of four mass graves of murdered Jews.


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